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By Roger Goodman,Sarah Harper

The quantity takes 4 key issues on the topic of growing older – the event of outdated age; intergenerational family; economics of and social coverage for growing older; toughness and the tradition of getting older - and examines how those matters are rising in numerous areas of Asia, in particular, the previous Soviet Union, South Asia, China, Japan and South-East Asia. In putting those Asian situations experiences within the broader context of debates approximately, and guidelines on, growing older extra normally, it brings them into the mainstream of comparative learn on growing old from which they've been too usually excluded. because the reports express, the connection among getting older and poverty is a posh one and sometimes displays coverage in the direction of the elderly instead of that the elderly themselves are unproductive and established. getting older, in addition, can now not be regarded as easily a countrywide query; we additionally have to think about the consequences of its worldwide size by way of matters comparable to human rights and caliber of life.

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