Population Ageing and International Development

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Januar 2010



Globally, over the next 40 years, the number of people, aged 60 and over is set to grow by one and a quarter billion. More than 80 per cent of these people will be living in developing regions, such as Asia, Africa, and Latin America. What are the implications of this for the world? What will old age be like for these people? This book offers a general, critical review of the current state of knowledge on population ageing and older people in developing countries. It combines a wide range of perspectives - from development studies, social gerontology, social policy, and demography - into a single, original, and coherent book. It examines the neglected topic of ageing and international development alongside the experiences of older people. Population Ageing and International Development will be the main reference point for teaching and research in the field.


International development and population ageing; Experiencing later life in contexts of development; Older people, pensions and development; Population ageing and health; Later life and social relations: family, migration and care; Ageing and development in South Africa; Ageing and development in Argentina; Ageing and development in India; Conclusions and overview.


Peter Lloyd-Sherlock is Professor of Social Policy and International Development in the School of International Development, University of East Anglia, UK. He has extensive experience of studying population ageing and the situation of older people in Asia, Africa and Latin America.


"The 21st century is when the developing countries begin to match the 20th-century ageing achieved by the developed world. This timely book, by a leading authority in the field, is essential reading for everyone interested in ageing and development." Professor Alan Walker, Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield
EAN: 9781847421920
ISBN: 184742192X
Untertitel: From Generalisation to Evidence. black & white tables, figures. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Policy Press
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2010
Seitenanzahl: 304 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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