Author: Phua Kai Hong, Yap Mui Teng & Goh Lee Gan
Published: 08/05/2019 - 492 pp Pages
Imprint / Publisher: World Scientific / World Scientific
Series: WORLD SCIENTIFIC SERIES ON AGEING IN ASIA
Book Type: Review Volume
Ageing in Asia contains a selection of leading social systems and programs, with interesting case-studies offering innovative and useful lessons. The book covers ageing and related developments occurring in the most dynamic industrializing and urbanizing societies of emerging Asia. It includes topical issues such public policies and responses to current challenges from the growing needs of an ageing population due to rise of chronic non-communicable diseases, amidst rapidly changing social, cultural, economic and political changes in the region. The main purpose of the book is to provide useful comparisons of social care systems undergoing rapid transitions, and to offer some examples of best practices and lessons to respond to the changing needs due to population ageing.
Introduction - Regional Trends and Issues (Phua KH, Yap MT and Nodzenski M); Demography (Yap MT and Yvonne); Economic Development (Aris and Avi Ananta); Socioeconomic and Gender Issues (Joanne Yoong et al); Epidemiology - Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases (Vasanthi & Fong NP); Active and Productive Ageing (T Kay); Social and Cultural Issues (Thang LL); Income Security/Employment (Christopher Gee & Joelle Fong); Urban Planning/Housing (Heng CK et al); Health Care (Goh LG); Mental Health (Kua EH); Long Term Care (Phua KH, W Chin and Loo J); Technological Innovations (WHO Kobe Centre); Conclusion - Towards Future Social Care Delivery, Financing and Governance (Phua KH);