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Ageing in Southeast and East Asia: Family, Social Protection, Policy Challenges

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Includes essays which critically examine national ageing policies and programmes, the sustainability of pension systems, housing...

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Southeast and East Asian countries are undergoing varying stages of population ageing. The social, economic and political implications of population ageing will be enormous, and because of the fast sp... eed of ageing in the region, the countries cannot afford the luxury of time for the gradual evolution of social and structural support systems and networks for the older population. The essays in this volume critically examine national ageing policies and programmes, the sustainability of existing pension systems, housing and living arrangements, inter-generational transfer, and aspects of quality of life of the elderly population. While the findings show that most Southeast Asian countries have started to formulate and implement national ageing policies, they also indicate that the existing policies are by and large inadequate and underdeveloped in serving the needs of the older population and indeed much more must be done to prepare for the future.
  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Publication Date: 15/07/2008
  • Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
  • Country of Origin: Singapore
  • Pages: 247
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  • Format:Paperback
  • Publication Date: 15/07/2008
  • Author:Lee Hock Guan

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