Our population is aging. What will we do about it?
Due to population explosion and a global increase in average life expectancies, an unprecedentedly high percentage of the world's population is aging. By the middle of this century there will be up to 2 billion individuals over the age of 65, a demographic shift never before experienced in our human history. In addition, declining birth rates in industrialized countries means a decrease in the number of adults under 64. In Aging Social Policies: An International Perspective the authors consider how policy–domestic and international–affects and will continue to affect the lives of our aging population.
Part I: The Context of Aging Social Policy
Part II: Aging Social Policy Comparisons
- Chapter 3: Retirement Income Policies
- Chapter 4: Employment Policies
- Chapter 5: Housing Policies
- Chapter 6: Health Care Policies
- Chapter 7: Mental Health Policies
- Chapter 8: Community Support Policies
- Chapter 9: Family Caregiving Policies
Part III: The Future of Aging Social Policy