By Dr. Vern L. Bengtson PhD, Kyong-Dong Kim PhD, George Myers PhD, Ki-Soo Eun PhD
Widely known specialists current the 1st comparative research of modern advancements between six jap and Western countries bearing on inhabitants getting older and its effects. Chapters specialise in demographic traits, sociocultural contexts, and coverage implications. countries chosen as case reviews contain: the People's Republic of China, the Republic of Korea, Japan, Germany, the uk, and the U.S.. The editors and participants name recognition to the various trajectories and results of inhabitants getting older in culturally various societies which are frequently at diverse levels or on diversified paths of monetary improvement. Such analyses deliver into sharper concentration these stipulations which are particular, or related, and emphasize the ways that cultural stereotypes of getting older and the aged complicate our knowing of the consequences of world-wide inhabitants getting older.
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Aging in East and West: Families, States, and the Elderly by Dr. Vern L. Bengtson PhD, Kyong-Dong Kim PhD, George Myers PhD, Ki-Soo Eun PhD