By J.F. Doling, Dr. Tony Maltby, Professor Catherine Jones-Finer, John Doling, Tony, Dr Maltby, Catherine, Professor Jones Finer
The implications of inhabitants growing old have lengthy involved politicians, coverage makers and governmental and non-governmental corporations within the welfare states of Europe. even if, an ageing crew is more and more an issue of shock for the constructed and fast-developing nations of Asia. Japan leads the sector during this admire as a result of the rate of its postwar monetary improvement. however the little tigers of Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan are poised to capture up, and Malaysia, notwithstanding within the moment tier of constructing Asian economics, faces the chance of inhabitants getting old adequate to daunt an as but under-prepared infrastructure for outdated age support.
This booklet is the 1st to ascertain intimately the studies and clients of inhabitants aging in these Asian international locations with the top GDP in line with capita. The authors pose the query to what quantity Asia and 'old Europe' can study from one another when it comes to coverage making plans. the 1st component of the ebook units out the sphere by way of the demographic features and coverage predicaments of eu and Asian international locations. the second one part provides case-studies of six nations: Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Malaysia.
The publication will enormously curiosity lecturers, postgraduates and pros in gerontology, social coverage, comparative social coverage, public coverage, political economic system, sociology, social paintings and social security.
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Additional resources for Ageing Matters: European Policy Lessons From The East (Social Policy in Modern Asia)
Hence a key element in enabling women, and older people, to take on paid employment is to make adequate care facilities for children and other dependent people available and affordable for all who need them – in order to avoid what has been termed 'the care sandwich' where care might have to be provided (usually by women) to both children and frail parents, at the same time as holding down a job (Rinsson 2003). In short, the policy dilemma for many within EU countries is similar to that posed for their equivalents in East Asia: who is to care?
9 in 2025. The European Union and Policy Debate Although social policy on social security (including pensions) and health care is a national government not a European Union competence, since 2000 the EU countries have adopted a common economic and social policy agenda, known as the Lisbon Strategy. htm), EU countries aimed at ensuring both competitiveness and social cohesion in their social policy. The ageing of the population in Europe, and the policy response, was identified as one of the key common economic and social challenges to be faced at this macro-policy level.
The Lisbon Strategy was adopted in a period of economic upturn and many of the targets, including those on employment, now look optimistic. However, it still represents a set of political commitments that the member states are trying to implement. It makes use of the so-called Open Method of Coordination, where member states agree common objectives and a review process for their national policies. With open coordination the European Commission has developed a role of trying to lead and stimulate social policy reflection in the different countries, proposing common directions, bringing together information for exchanges of good practice, etc.