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Living Longer: Ageing, Development and Social Protection

  • Author(s): Peter Lloyd-Sherlock
  • Contributor(s): Peter Lloyd-Sherlock, Paul Johnson, Ana Amélia Camarano, Vladislav V. Bezrukov, Natalia A. Foigt, Du Peng, David R. Phillips, Armando Barrientos, Tetsuo Ogawa, Di McIntyre, Nélida Redondo, Isabella Aboderin, Cristina Gomes da Conceição, Veronica Montes de Oca Zavala, John Knodel, Chanpen Saengtienchai, Martha C. Nussbaum
  • Programme Area: Special Events (2000 - 2009)
  • Project Title: Ageing, Development and Social Protection
  • No. of Pages: 308


Edited volume by Peter Lloyd-Sherlock.

Description: Living Longer examines relationships between the well-being of older people and processes of development, taking examples from diverse range of low-, middle- and high-income countries. A key message is the danger of generalisation: either about later life or development experiences. Older people are an extremely heterogeneous group, with varying needs, capabilities and expectations.

Contents:
  • Ageing, Development and Social Protection: Generalisations, Myths and Stereotypes, by Peter Lloyd-Sherlock
PART I: Development Trajectories, Social Change and Wellbeing in Later Life

Introduction
  • Long-term Historical Changes in the Status of Elders: the United Kingdom as an Exemplar of Advanced Industrial Economies, by Paul Johnson
  • Social Policy and the Wellbeing of Older People at a Time of Economic Slowdown: the Case of Brazil, by Ana Amélia Camarano
  • The Impact of Transition on Older People in Ukraine: Looking to the Future with Hope, by Vladislav V. Bezrukov and Natalia A. Foigt
  • Potential Consequences of Population Ageing for Social Development in China, Du Peng and David R. Phillips
PART II: Formal Social Protection and Older People

Introduction
  • Comparing Pension Schemes in Chile, Singapore, Brazil and South Africa, by Armando Barrientos
  • Ageing in Japan: An Issue of Social Contract in Welfare Transfer or Generational Conflict?, by Tetsuo Ogawa
  • Health Policy and Older People in Africa, by Di McIntyre
  • Social Health Insurance for Older People: A Comparison of Argentina and the United States, by Nélida Redondo
PART III: Older People and the Care Economy

Introduction
  • Intergenerational Family Support and Older Age Economic Security in Ghana, by Isabella Aboderin
  • Ageing in Mexico: Families, Informal Care and Reciprocity, by Cristina Gomes da Conceição and Veronica Montes de Oca Zavala
  • AIDS and Older Persons: The View from Thailand, by John Knodel and Chanpen Saengtienchai
  • Care, Dependency, and Social Justice: A challenge to Conventional Ideas of the Social Contract, by Martha C. Nussbaum
  • Publication and ordering details
  • Pub. Date: 1 Oct 2004
    Pub. Place: London/New York
    ISBN: 1-84277-357-7
    Type: Paperback
    From: Zed Books