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By Roger Goodman,Sarah Harper

The quantity takes 4 key topics on the topic of getting old – the event of previous age; intergenerational kinfolk; economics of and social coverage for getting older; durability and the tradition of getting older - and examines how those matters are rising in several areas of Asia, particularly, the previous Soviet Union, South Asia, China, Japan and South-East Asia. In putting those Asian instances stories within the broader context of debates approximately, and guidelines on, getting older extra quite often, it brings them into the mainstream of comparative examine on growing older from which they've been too frequently excluded. because the stories exhibit, the connection among getting old and poverty is a fancy one and sometimes displays coverage in the direction of the elderly instead of that the elderly themselves are unproductive and established. growing old, additionally, can now not be regarded as easily a countrywide query; we additionally have to reflect on the results of its worldwide measurement when it comes to matters resembling human rights and caliber of life.

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