Population ageing and international development

From generalisation to evidence

Peter Lloyd-Sherlock

Population ageing and international development

Peter Lloyd-Sherlock

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

304 pages
Paper $41.95 ISBN: 9781847421920 Published January 2010 For sale in North and South America only
Over the next 40 years the number of people aged 60+ in the world, many of whom live in developing regions, will grow by 1¼ billion. What will old age be like for them? This original book provides an analysis of links between development, population ageing and older people, challenging some widely held misconceptions. It highlights the complexity of international experiences and argues that the effects of population ageing on development are influenced by policy choices. The book will be of interest to a range of academic disciplines, including economics, gerontology, social policy and development studies as well as policy-makers and practitioners concerned with developing countries.
Contents
Introduction
International development and demographic ageing
Experiencing later life in a context of development
Income security in later life: work, social protection and pensions
Health trends and policy options
Older people in society: families, social networks and the care economy
Case study: South Africa
Case study: Argentina
Case study: India
Conclusion
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