Ageing in the Mediterranean

Edited by Joseph Troisi and Hans-Joachim von Kondratowitz

Ageing in the Mediterranean

Edited by Joseph Troisi and Hans-Joachim von Kondratowitz

Distributed for Bristol University Press

408 pages | 8 figures, 11 tables | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 | © 2013
Cloth $120.00 ISBN: 9781447301066 Published October 2013 For sale in North and South America only
In almost all of the world’s nations, improved life expectancy and decreasing birth rates have made people older than sixty the fastest-growing demographic group. Ageing in the Mediterranean fills a gap in the literature on our aging societies, providing a detailed portrait of the diverse factors responsible for shaping aging policies across the region. Analyzing rich data from countries including Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Malta, Portugal, Tunisia, and Turkey, this volume’s global cast of contributors highlight the idiosyncratic ways in which these nations approach such issues as migration, caregiving, employment, health care, and many others.  

Lists of tables and figures

Preface  Working for future ageing societies: ambivalent realities in the Mediterranean region

Notes on Contributors

Part I:    The Mediterranean region: its social fabric

1              Squaring the circle: demographic outlook and social development

                Hans-Joachim von Kondratowitz

2              Demographic outlook for ageing in the Mediterranean, 1950-2050

                Joseph Troisi

3              An aging population: institutional context and family values in Southern Europe

                Pier Paolo Viazzo

4              Becoming conscious of the ‘whole Mediterranean’: old cleavages and recent developments

                Hans Joachim von Kondratowitz


Part II:   Comparisons and diversity in employment, health and care: ageing in the Mediterranean

5              Ageing and employment in the Mediterranean: old and new challenges

                Annamaria Simonazzi and Fiorenza Deriu

6              The present and future health status of older people in the Mediterranean region

                Judy Triantafillou and Elizabeth Mestheneos

 7             The new risk of dependency in old age and (missed) employment opportunities: the Southern Europe model in a comparative perspective

                Barbara Da Roit, Amparo González Ferrer and Francisco Javier Moreno Fuentes

8              Migration, retirement and transnationalism in the Mediterranean region

                Claudine Attias-Donfut

9              The future of demographic regimes in the Southern Mediterranean

                Youssef Courbage

Part III: Mobilising care support: transnational dynamics in Mediterranean welfare societies

10            New approaches to familism in the management of social policy for old age in Portugal 

                Alexandra Lopes

11            Migrant care work for elderly households in Italy

                Carlos Chiatti, Mirko Di Rosa, Francesca Barbabella, Cosetta Greco, Maria Gabriella Melchiorre,Andrea Principi, Sara Santini and Giovanni Lamura   

12            Caring for frail older people in Isreal

                Esther Lecovich

13            ‘Ageing in place’ in the Maltese islands

                Joseph Triosi

Part IV: Constraints and complexities in ageing societies of the Southern Mediterranean

14            Ageing in Turkey: the Peter Pan syndrome

                Özgür Arun

15            Ageing in Lebanon: evidence and challenges

                Nabil Kronfol and Abla Mehio Sibai

16            Ageing in Tunisia

                Radhouane Gouiaa and Alba Mehio Sibai

17            Conclusion and themes for further discussion

                Joseph Troisi and Hans-Joachim von Kondratowitz


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