Paper $38.95 ISBN: 9781848130531 Published January 2009 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781848130524 Published January 2009 For sale in North and South America only

Ageing and Development

Edited by Rob Vos, Jose Antonio Ocampo, and Ana Luiza Cortez

Ageing and Development

Edited by Rob Vos, Jose Antonio Ocampo, and Ana Luiza Cortez

Distributed for Zed Books

256 pages | 6.125 x 9.1875
Paper $38.95 ISBN: 9781848130531 Published January 2009 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781848130524 Published January 2009 For sale in North and South America only
That we all live longer is perhaps one of the greatest achievements of human progress. Yet increased life expectancy and lower fertility rates across the globe are having a huge impact on the structure of populations, offering both challenges and opportunities for the future.

Ageing and Development is an authoritative analysis of the social and economic implications of this trend. Can we provide enough pensions for old people to live comfortably? How can old people be empowered to play a more positive role in society? What will the role of grandparents be in the emerging new social structures? What are the implications for health services? How can the very old be cared for? Providing a wealth of statistical and quantitative evidence and compiled by leading economists working at the forefront of this area, the authors argue that these challenges are not insurmountable, but societies everywhere need to put in place the required policies to confront these challenges effectively, providing a timely and definitive guide to the impact of ageing populations.
Contents
Preface
1. Introduction
2. An Ageing World Population
3. Older Persons in a Changing Society
4. Economic Consequences of Population Ageing
5. Old-Age Income Security
6. Health and Long-Term Care Systems for Ageing Societies
Statistical Annex
Bibliography
Index
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