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A world growing old, Jeremy Seabrook

Label
A world growing old
Title
A world growing old
Statement of responsibility
Jeremy Seabrook
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • For the first time in mankind's history, the world's population is ageing. Decade by decade, people are living longer than they ever have before. For rich countries in the west, the problems are obvious---economies rely on youthful populations to provide for those who have retired. As the population ages, we face a profound economic and social crisis---how do we care for the elderly when pensions and social security systems are under threat, housing is short and fewer young people are entering the workplace? There are anxieties at the highest level in the U.S., that an ageing population may make the country forfeit its image of youthful dynamism, as new creative generations come of age in the South
  • Yet this is only half the story. Populations in the poorer countries of the South are also ageing. Life-expectancy has increased due the availability of life-saving medicine. Child mortality has decreased, so people are having smaller families. India will soon have one of the largest populations of over-sixties. The one-child policy in China will similarly lead to a severe imbalance in the age-profile of the people
  • In a World Grown Old, distinguished author and journalist Jeremy Seabrook examines the real implications of the ageing phenomenon and challenges our preconceptions about how it should be tackled. Arguing that the accumulated skills and experience of the elderly should be employed to enrich society, rather than being perceived as a 'burden', he makes a passionate case for a radical re-thinking of our attitude to population issues, migration, social structures and employment policy. Illustrating that the reintegration of the elderly into societies worldwide is vital for our survival, this lively and readable book will be of interest to activists and NGOs, students and policy-makers everywhere
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Seabrook, Jeremy
Dewey number
305.26
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ1061
LC item number
.S382 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ageism
  • Aging
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • Ageism
  • Aging
  • Altern
  • Soziologie
  • Soziale Situation
  • Veroudering (demografie)
  • Sociaal-economische aspecten
  • Internationalisatie
  • Ontwikkelingslanden
  • Alter
Label
A world growing old, Jeremy Seabrook
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Responses to ageing -- Status of the elderly -- Life expectancy and globalisaton -- Replacing the generations -- The youth of migrants -- Who are the elderly? -- The cost of ageing -- Replenishing the population -- The West and the rest -- Issues on ageing -- Becoming old -- How societies deal with ageing -- Ageing in the rich world -- Ageing in poor societies -- Ageing and development -- The testimony of individuals -- Worked to death -- Falling life expectancy in Africa -- The burdens of the elderly -- The enabling state -- The pensions crisis in Britain -- The retreat of the state -- Widowhood -- Witchcraft and older women -- Remembering ... -- ... and forgetting -- Sex in old age -- Ageing and sexual minorities -- 'This is not my world' -- Poverty in old age -- Old age and traumatic social circumstances -- An ageing world: relations between North and South -- The United States -- China -- Laos -- Vietnam -- South Africa -- The case of Germany -- Active ageing -- How have the elderly changed -- Pensioners and the retired -- Elder abuse -- Crime and the elderly -- A world growing old -- Ageing cultures -- Testimonies of the elderly -- Conclusion
Control code
54461709
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (190 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585491639
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)54461709
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
A world growing old, Jeremy Seabrook
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Responses to ageing -- Status of the elderly -- Life expectancy and globalisaton -- Replacing the generations -- The youth of migrants -- Who are the elderly? -- The cost of ageing -- Replenishing the population -- The West and the rest -- Issues on ageing -- Becoming old -- How societies deal with ageing -- Ageing in the rich world -- Ageing in poor societies -- Ageing and development -- The testimony of individuals -- Worked to death -- Falling life expectancy in Africa -- The burdens of the elderly -- The enabling state -- The pensions crisis in Britain -- The retreat of the state -- Widowhood -- Witchcraft and older women -- Remembering ... -- ... and forgetting -- Sex in old age -- Ageing and sexual minorities -- 'This is not my world' -- Poverty in old age -- Old age and traumatic social circumstances -- An ageing world: relations between North and South -- The United States -- China -- Laos -- Vietnam -- South Africa -- The case of Germany -- Active ageing -- How have the elderly changed -- Pensioners and the retired -- Elder abuse -- Crime and the elderly -- A world growing old -- Ageing cultures -- Testimonies of the elderly -- Conclusion
Control code
54461709
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (190 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585491639
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)54461709
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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