Population Aging: The Transformation of Societies presents an
overview and international comparison of the causes, consequences
and policy implications of one of the major processes of change in
contemporary societies. It provides a foundation for understanding
and reflecting on key demographic and social trends, together with
related theoretical and policy frameworks that are important in
explaining changes and designing informed responses. With
particular reference to countries that have the oldest or largest
aged populations, the book presents a synthesis of research on
population aging, new analyses of trends and a discussion of the
major social policy strategies.Key topics include the new
demography of aging, population health, family change, the Third
Age, international policy concepts and strategies, and comparisons
of countries " such as in terms of the relative risks they face
from population aging and their resilience as changes occur.
Overall, the book presents a broad interdisciplinary perspective on
the determinants and consequences of population aging.The book is
written for an international audience of policy makers, educators
and practitioners in health and welfare, together with students in
the social sciences and health sciences. It provides an accessible
and academically informed exposition of the field for people
engaging with issues arising from population aging in their own
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T Rowland Donald
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