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Aging in comparative perspective : processes and policies, Ian Gillespie Cook, Jamie Halsall

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Aging in comparative perspective : processes and policies
Title
Aging in comparative perspective
Title remainder
processes and policies
Statement of responsibility
Ian Gillespie Cook, Jamie Halsall
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Language
eng
Summary
"People are living longer--in particular, the over-85 population is increasing in many countries around the globe. But while this fact should be considered a proud testament to improved standards of living, it is often lost in contentious debates over the state of health care and the future of benefit programs. Aging in Comparative Perspective explores this complex scenario on a world scale, as the global recession drives political change and shifts in cultural traditions. This timely volume analyzes the aging process in various countries, with special focus on the stresses placed on their economies as the numbers of elders increase with fewer young people available to support them due to declining birthrates. The authors review elder policies, such as entitlement programs, that have been put into place, are being considered, or are in danger of being curtailed. At the same time, helpful light is shed on another side of the elderly that receives less attention: active, independent, and benefiting their families and communities. This ongoing evolution is presented in national and global context in seven representative countries: U.S., U.K., Japan, Sweden, China, South Africa, and Nepal. Aging in Comparative Perspective makes a major contribution to our understanding of the wider impact of growing old, and will find interested readers among gerontologists, sociologists, public health policymakers, and anthropologists."--Publisher's website
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BTCTA
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Cook, Ian G
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maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1061
LC item number
.C6535 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2012 C-398
  • WT 100
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Halsall, Jamie
Series statement
International perspectives on aging
Series volume
1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aging
  • Aging
  • Aging
  • Aging
  • Aged
  • Cross-Cultural Comparison
  • Health Policy
  • Health Services for the Aged
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Aging in comparative perspective : processes and policies, Ian Gillespie Cook, Jamie Halsall
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : an aging world -- Aging in the United States -- Aging in the UK -- Aging in Sweden -- Aging in Japan -- Aging in China -- Aging in Nepal -- Aging in South Africa -- Lessons to be learned
Control code
755698241
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 94 pages
Isbn
9781461419778
Lccn
2011940812
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)755698241
Label
Aging in comparative perspective : processes and policies, Ian Gillespie Cook, Jamie Halsall
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : an aging world -- Aging in the United States -- Aging in the UK -- Aging in Sweden -- Aging in Japan -- Aging in China -- Aging in Nepal -- Aging in South Africa -- Lessons to be learned
Control code
755698241
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 94 pages
Isbn
9781461419778
Lccn
2011940812
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)755698241

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