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By Dr. Vern L. Bengtson PhD, Kyong-Dong Kim PhD, George Myers PhD, Ki-Soo Eun PhD

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Widely known specialists current the 1st comparative research of contemporary advancements between six jap and Western international locations bearing on inhabitants getting older and its outcomes. Chapters specialize in demographic traits, sociocultural contexts, and coverage implications. countries chosen as case experiences contain: the People's Republic of China, the Republic of Korea, Japan, Germany, the uk, and the U.S.. The editors and participants name awareness to the various trajectories and results of inhabitants getting older in culturally assorted societies which are usually at diversified phases or on varied paths of financial improvement. Such analyses convey into sharper concentration these stipulations which are certain, or related, and emphasize the ways that cultural stereotypes of getting older and the aged complicate our figuring out of the results of world-wide inhabitants getting older.

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The old of Europe are seemingly too diverse, too timid, or perhaps insufficiently singleminded to get themselves together. Or at any rate they have been. It is interesting that latest Eurobarometre evidence3 suggests something 38 Comparative Lessons Between East and West superficially different. Apparently, no less than 45% of older residents in Portugal would be prepared to join a political party formed to further their interests as elderly people, should such a party exist. There was somewhat less support for the idea among the elderly persons of Greece (33%) and Italy (34%).

As societies confront the challenges of who will bear the burden of caring for the elderly population, at what cost, and at whose expense, population aging may become a source of generational tension and conflict, within both families and societies. It is our hope that this volume will serve as a stepping stone to further studies that have a "systematic and coordinated cross-national longitudinal" nature. Although each society has divergent historic experience relative to questions of old age, it is increasingly becoming a common issue.

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