By Roger Goodman, Sarah Harper
The quantity takes 4 key topics relating to aging – the event of previous age; intergenerational relatives; economics of and social coverage for getting old; toughness and the tradition of growing old - and examines how those concerns are rising in numerous areas of Asia, in particular, the previous Soviet Union, South Asia, China, Japan and South-East Asia. In putting those Asian circumstances reviews within the broader context of debates approximately, and guidelines on, growing old extra in general, it brings them into the mainstream of comparative study on growing older from which they've been too frequently excluded. because the experiences convey, the connection among getting old and poverty is a fancy one and infrequently displays coverage in the direction of the elderly instead of that the elderly themselves are unproductive and based. getting older, additionally, can not be regarded as easily a countrywide query; we additionally have to give some thought to the results of its international measurement by way of matters akin to human rights and caliber of life.
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This housing, known as commodity or commercial housing, sells at prices well beyond the income of ordinary households. What had once been rice fields on the peripheries of cities has rapidly filled in with new housing that is largely occupied by the children 55 of the elderly who, as employees, outrank retirees in the competition for new space. Researchers have worried about the impact of the rise in physical separation of the generations on support for the elderly. Bian et al. (1998, p. 122), reporting on a 1993 survey in Shanghai and Tianjin, found that “although most parents still live with one of their adult offspring, noncoresident children ...
The Chinese government itself has consistently felt the need to support the practice of filial piety with legal sanctions. Leung & Lam (2000, pp. 79–80) pointed out that the 1979 Criminal Law makes refusal to support an aged parent punishable by up to a 5-year jail sentence, while the 1985 Inheritance Law stipulates that those who have neglected their obligations to elderly parents or parents-in-law may be denied a share of the estate. More recently, in 1996, the government established the Law on Protection of the Rights and Interests of the Elderly, making clear that adult children must meet the financial, medical, housing and social needs of the elderly if they have the wherewithal.
2. Develop ways of financially supporting the rural elderly, such as organizing village pension funds. 3. Improve the urban system of support for the elderly, especially the medical insurance system. 4. Direct funding to hospitals and to community health services for the elderly and develop options such as long-term care insurance. 5. e. e. emphasize the traditional virtues of “respecting, supporting, and caring for the old” (teachers should work the importance of these virtues into their lesson plans).
Ageing in Asia: Asia’s Position in the New Global Demography by Roger Goodman, Sarah Harper