Aging in Asia

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Jason L. Powell (Author) – The University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
Ian G. Cook (Author) – Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK

Series: Aging Issues, Health and Financial Alternatives

This book focuses on the implications of population aging in Asia. The book discusses the differences in the magnitude of the aged population in different parts of Asia and highlights the perennial concerns of care and support facing older people and their families as Asian societies grapple with the aging population. The array of chapters in this book substantiates these challenges and opportunities afforded to different countries in Asia in light of demographic shifts, which range from an examination of broad issues of support for the aged and policy directions in East and Southeast Asia, to specific concerns relating to older people in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Pakistan, Korea, Bangladesh and Nepal. Population aging across these countries are experiencing increased longevity and a declining birth rate, which is becoming more prevalent. The book explains how, due to changes in population structure, aging will alter trends in the decades ahead in Asia. This book is unique in that the research cited is not only rich on aging experiences across Asia but is an important process in bringing together evocative, engaged and comparative insights as to how we understand complex aging and welfare issues.

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Introduction
Jason L. Powell and Ian G. Cook (pp. 1-4)

PART ONE – AGING IN ASIA: CASE STUDIES

Chapter 1. Aging, Life Expectancy and Changes in Life Style: Situational Analysis of Pakistan
(Ahmad Raza, University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan; Ashraf Khan Kayani, University of Punjab, Pakistan
and Hasan Murad, University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan) (pp. 7-18)

Chapter 2. Population Aging in Bangladesh: Trends and Challenges
(Hafiz T.A. Khan, Middlesex University, UK) (pp. 19-40)

Chapter 3. Growing Old in a Global City: The Challenge of Urbanization for Active Aging in Hong Kong
(Helen Bartlett, Monash University, Australia and Chi-wai Lui, University of Queensland) (pp. 41-66)

Chapter 4. Active Aging and China: Perspectives and Issues
(Elaina Y. Chen and Sheying Chen, University of Indiana, USA) (pp. 67-88)

Chapter 5. Aging in Nepal: Emerging Issues and Challenges
Sara Parker, Liverpool John Moores University, UK and Bijan Pant, University of Liverpool, UK) (pp. 89-108)

Chapter 6. Changes in the living arrangements of the elderly in Korea
(Ik Ki Kim, Dongguk University, Korea) (pp. 109-126)

PART TWO – RETHINKING AGING IN ASIA

Chapter 7. Aging, Growth and Financial Markets: Economic Implications and Challenges Confronting East Asia
(Takashi Kihara, Kyushu University, Japan) (pp. 129-157)

Chapter 8. Rethinking Aging – the selfless consumer: older people, risk and uncertainty in contemporary China
(Steven Miles, University of Liverpool, UK)(pp. 159-171)

Chapter 9. Patterns and Processes of Longevity in Asia
(Ian G. Cook, Liverpool John Moores University, UK and Trevor Dummer,
Dalhousie University) (pp. 173-199)

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