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International Handbook on Ageing and Public Policy

Sarah Harper, Kate Hamblin, Jaco Hoffman, Kenneth Howse and George Leeson

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Abstract: The International Handbook on Ageing and Public Policy explores the challenges arising from the ageing of populations across the globe for government, policy makers, the private sector and civil society. It examines various national state approaches to welfare provisions for older people, and highlights alternatives based around the voluntary and third-party sector, families and private initiatives. The Handbook is highly relevant for academics interested in this critical issue, and offers important messages for policy makers and practitioners.

Keywords: Economics and Finance; Politics and Public Policy Social Policy and Sociology (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I1 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
ISBN: 9780857933904
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Chapters in this book:

Ch 1 Introduction: conceptualizing social policy for the twenty-first-century demography , pp 1-10 Downloads
Sarah Harper
Ch 2 Introduction to Parts I–IV: perspectives on the challenges of population ageing , pp 13-20 Downloads
Kenneth Howse
Ch 3 Drivers of demographic change in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries , pp 23-35 Downloads
George W. Leeson
Ch 4 A biodemographic perspective on longevity and ageing , pp 36-45 Downloads
Bruce A. Carnes
Ch 5 Migration and ageing societies , pp 46-58 Downloads
Sarah Harper
Ch 6 On the mechanical contributions of ageing to global income inequality , pp 59-73 Downloads
Parfait M. Eloundou-Enyegue and Michel Tenikue
Ch 7 Population ageing and the size of the welfare state , pp 74-84 Downloads
Vincenzo Galasso and Paola Profeta
Ch 8 Global pension systems , pp 87-107 Downloads
Robert Holzmann
Ch 9 The design and implementation of pension systems in developing countries: issues and options , pp 108-130 Downloads
David Bloom and Roddy McKinnon
Ch 10 Understanding pension wealth , pp 131-139 Downloads
Zhenyu Li and Anthony Webb
Ch 11 Rational pension reform , pp 140-152 Downloads
Axel Börsch-Supan
Ch 12 National Transfer Accounts and intergenerational transfers , pp 153-164 Downloads
Ronald Lee and Andy Mason
Ch 13 Assessing the cost-effectiveness of therapies for older people , pp 167-177 Downloads
Richard Edlin
Ch 14 Population ageing and health care expenditure growth , pp 178-190 Downloads
Ed Westerhout
Ch 15 Developing appropriate and effective care for people with chronic disease , pp 191-202 Downloads
Bert Vrijhoef and Arianne Elissen
Ch 16 Sustainability and intergenerational justice in age-related transfers , pp 205-216 Downloads
Kenneth Howse
Ch 17 Health and social protection policies for older people in Latin America , pp 217-226 Downloads
Peter Lloyd-Sherlock
Ch 18 Aging electorates and gerontocracy: the politics of aging in a global world , pp 227-241 Downloads
Fernando M. Torres-Gil and Kimberly Spencer-Suarez
Ch 19 Working beyond retirement age: lessons for policy , pp 242-255 Downloads
David Lain and Sarah Vickerstaff
Ch 20 Families, older persons and care in contexts of poverty: the case of South Africa , pp 256-270 Downloads
Jaco Hoffman
Ch 21 Introduction to Parts V and VI: policy and practitioner responses to the challenges of population ageing , pp 273-276 Downloads
Jaco Hoffman
Ch 22 Sustaining the Nordic welfare model in the face of population ageing , pp 279-290 Downloads
Virpi Timonen and Mikko Kautto
Ch 23 Kinship solidarity in Southern Europe , pp 291-300 Downloads
Chiara Saraceno
Ch 24 Ageing and social policy in Australia , pp 301-317 Downloads
Jeni Warburton
Ch 25 The pension system in China: an overview , pp 318-331 Downloads
Taichang Chen
Ch 26 How technology is reshaping the processes of providing health care for ageing populations , pp 332-341 Downloads
Robin Gauld
Ch 27 Ageing and caregiving in America: the immigrant workforce , pp 342-354 Downloads
B. Lindsay Lowell
Ch 28 Canada’s Live-in Caregiver Program , pp 355-364 Downloads
Ivy Lynn Bourgeault and Jelena Atanackovic
Ch 29 Intergenerational programs and policies in aging societies , pp 367-383 Downloads
Matthew Kaplan and Mariano Sánchez
Ch 30 Population ageing and private sector provision: the case of dependent older women in Latin America , pp 384-397 Downloads
Nélida Redondo
Ch 31 Demographic change and the role of older people in the voluntary sector , pp 398-409 Downloads
Karsten Hank and Marcel Erlinghagen
Ch 32 The third sector as a provider of services for older people , pp 410-420 Downloads
Ewa Leś
Ch 33 State–third sector partnership frameworks: from administration to participation? , pp 421-432 Downloads
Ingo Bode
Ch 34 Microfinance, cooperatives and time banks: community-provided welfare , pp 433-444 Downloads
Ed Collom
Ch 35 Faith-based organizations and the provision of care for older people , pp 445-462 Downloads
Lori Carter-Edwards, James H. Johnson, Allan M. Parnell and Harold G. Koenig
Ch 36 Lifelong learning and employers: reskilling older workers , pp 463-473 Downloads
John Field and Roy Canning
Ch 37 Retirement planning and financial literacy , pp 474-490 Downloads
Annamaria Lusardi

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