By J.F. Doling,Dr. Tony Maltby,Professor Catherine Jones-Finer,John Doling,Tony, Dr Maltby,Catherine, Professor Jones Finer

The implications of inhabitants ageing have lengthy involved politicians, coverage makers and governmental and non-governmental corporations within the welfare states of Europe. although, an getting older group is more and more a question of outrage for the constructed and fast-developing nations of Asia. Japan leads the sphere during this admire as a result of the rate of its postwar financial improvement. however the little tigers of Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan are poised to trap up, and Malaysia, notwithstanding within the moment tier of constructing Asian economics, faces the chance of inhabitants growing old adequate to daunt an as but under-prepared infrastructure for outdated age support.

This ebook is the 1st to envision intimately the stories and clients of inhabitants getting old in these Asian nations with the top GDP in line with capita. The authors pose the query to what volume Asia and 'old Europe' can examine from one another by way of coverage making plans. the 1st component to the e-book units out the sector by way of the demographic features and coverage predicaments of ecu and Asian international locations. the second one part provides case-studies of six international locations: Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Malaysia.

The publication will enormously curiosity teachers, postgraduates and pros in gerontology, social coverage, comparative social coverage, public coverage, political financial system, sociology, social paintings and social security.

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