by Noah Berlatsky


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This series provides readers with the information they need to think critically about the worldwide implications of global issues; each volume focuses on a controversial topic of worldwide importance and offers a panoramic view of opinions.; Global Viewpoints: Aging examines the effect of aging populations on society, policy solutions to aging populations, attitudes towards the elderly, and health issues and aging.; By illuminating the complexities and interrelations of the global community, this excellent resource helps students and other researchers enhance their global awareness. Each volume focuses on a controversial topic of worldwide importance and offers a pan

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ISBN-13: 9780737769036
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 04/21/2014
Series: Global Viewpoints Series
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword 9

Introduction 12

Chapter 1 The Effect of Aging Populations on Society

1 The Effects of an Aging Society in the United Kingdom Are Uncertain Adam P. Smith 18

2 Israel Faces a Disaster as Its Population Ages Ronny Linder-Ganz 28

3 Worldwide, the Aging Population Can Create Opportunities Julika Erfurt Athena Peppes Mark Purdy 34

4 In Japan, Aging Women Face Economic Hardships Suvendrini Kakuchi 48

5 In China, the One-Child Policy Has Created Difficulties for Elder Care Lan Fang 54

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 59

Chapter 2 Policy Solutions to Aging Populations

1 Brazil Can Solve Infrastructure Problems Associated with Its Aging Population Michael W. Rodin 61

2 Iran Is Trying to Encourage Childbirths to Offset Its Aging Population Farzaneh Roudi 67

3 Rethinking Retirement in Korea Can Help Address an Aging Population Chemin Rim 77

4 Immigration Can Balance the Aging Population in Europe Joan Muysken 86

5 Immigration Will Not Balance an Aging Population in Germany Spiegel 92

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 96

Chapter 3 Attitudes toward the Elderly

1 The Elderly Enjoy High Status in Iran Maryam Ala Amjadi 98

2 Denmark Has Excellent Services for the Elderly Judy Steed 108

3 The Elderly Face Age Discrimination in Australia Kate Southam 120

4 Many Chinese Will Not Help the Elderly for Fear of Lawsuits Feng Yiran 126

5 India's Elderly Have Little Social Protection K.S. Harikrishnan 132

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 138

Chapter 4 Health Issues and Aging

1 Hungry, Thirsty, Unwashed: NHS Treatment of the Elderly Condemned Jeremy Laurance 140

2 The AIDS Epidemic in Africa Has Robbed the Elderly of Vital Caretakers Ruthann Richter 147

3 Latin America's Aging Population Must Deal with Chronic Diseases Andre C. Medici 153

4 Health Issues Plague the Aging Prison Population in the United States James Ridgeway 166

5 Indonesia Should Subsidize Immunizations for the Elderly Lance Jennings 180

6 Haiti: Don't Forget the Elderly: Integrated Regional Information Networks 184

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 188

For Further Discussion 189

Organizations to Contact 191

Bibliography of Books 195

Index 198

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