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

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

Lee Hock Guan

Format: Print Book

ISBN: 9789812307651

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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 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 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.

(Length x Height x Width) in mm :152 x 229
Weight in grams: 350
Author Biography:Lee Hock Guan is Senior Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore.
Binding: Paperback
Keywords: Demography
Page count: 247
Imprint: ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute
Publication Date: 20080205


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