Ageing in Asia: Asia’s Position in the New Global Demography by Roger Goodman, Sarah Harper

By Roger Goodman, Sarah Harper

The quantity takes 4 key subject matters on the topic of ageing – the event of previous age; intergenerational relatives; economics of and social coverage for getting older; durability and the tradition of growing older - and examines how those matters 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 instances stories within the broader context of debates approximately, and rules on, getting old extra typically, it brings them into the mainstream of comparative examine on growing old from which they've been too frequently excluded. because the stories express, the connection among aging and poverty is a posh one and sometimes displays coverage in the direction of the elderly instead of that the elderly themselves are unproductive and based. ageing, additionally, can not be regarded as easily a countrywide query; we additionally have to contemplate the consequences of its worldwide measurement when it comes to concerns similar to human rights and caliber of life.

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Murphy (2002, p. 64) noted that migration is having a tremendous impact on the elderly, who are frequently left behind with the combined “burden of housework, children, and farming”, while the young seek jobs elsewhere. She also noted, however, that some enterprising elderly refuse to be victims, and attempt to resolve their problems on their own—by taking off for the cities themselves! Even when children remain in the village, parents are unlikely to realize the cultural ideal of “five generations under one roof” as the timing of family division has accelerated.

Second, the faster the rate of population ageing, the greater the challenge to make accommodations. Most European and North American countries aged slowly due to gradual declines in fertility and mortality, in some cases taking over a century before those aged 65 and over constituted as much as 10% of the population. China, on the other hand, is ageing very rapidly. Between 2002 and 2025, life expectancy at birth in China is projected to increase from 72 to 77 years (US Census Bureau, 2004). 8% (US Census Bureau, 20041).

G. instead of working on the family farm young people migrate, find jobs on their own, live apart from their parents, and come to favour this arrangement. Yet during the Maoist era, the concept of filial piety was severely attacked—and presumably weakened—prior to young people’s having the opportunity to migrate, find jobs on their own and live apart from their parents. During the Maoist era parents faced substantial challenges to their authority as the Party, as early as the 1950s, demanded that certain practices associated with the patriarchal “feudal” family be eliminated, or at least curtailed.

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