Ageing In Southeast And East Asia: Family, Social Protection And Policy Challenges


by Lee Hock Guan (Ed.)

Ageing In Southeast And East Asia: Family, Social Protection And Policy Challenges

Price:  US$30.72   (SGD39.90*)
Format:  Paper Back, 247 pages
Published:  2008, Singapore, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789812307651
SB#:  043325 (102)

About This Book

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 speed 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 papers in this volume are selected from those presented at a 2004 workshop on Ageing and the Status of the Older Population in Southeast Asia. They 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 in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Korea and Japan. 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.


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