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International handbook on ageing and public policy, edited by Sarah Harper and Kate Hamblin

International handbook on ageing and public policy, edited by Sarah Harper and Kate Hamblin
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International handbook on ageing and public policy
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edited by Sarah Harper and Kate Hamblin
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Handbooks of research on public policy
The International Handbook on Ageing and Public Policy explores the challenges arising from the ageing of populations across the globe for government, policy makers, the private sector and civil society. It examines various national state approaches to welfare provisions for older people, and highlights alternatives based around the voluntary and third-party sector, families and private initiatives. The Handbook is highly relevant for academics interested in this critical issue, and offers important messages for policy makers and practitioners
Table Of Contents
1: Introduction: conceptualizing social policy for the twenty-first-century demography / Sarah Harper ; 2: Introduction to Parts I-IV: perspectives on the challenges of population ageing / Kenneth Howse. -- PART I: Policy Challenges for Mature Societies -- Context: 3: Drivers of demographic change in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries George W. Leeson ; 4: A biodemographic perspective on longevity and ageing / Bruce A. Carnes ; 5: Migration and ageing societies / Sarah Harper ; 6: On the mechanical contributions of ageing to global income inequality / Parfait M. Eloundou-Enyegue and Michel Tenikue ; 7: Population ageing and the size of the welfare state / Vincenzo Galasso and Paola Profeta. -- PART II: Policy Challenges for Mature Societies -- Pensions: 8: Global pension systems / Robert Holzmann ; 9: The design and implementation of pension systems in developing countries: issues and options / David E. Bloom and Roddy McKinnon ; 10: Understanding pension wealth / Zhenyu Li and Anthony Webb; 11: Rational pension reform / Axel Börsch-Supan ; 12: National Transfer Accounts and intergenerational transfers / Ron Lee and Andy Mason. -- PART III: Policy Challenges for Mature Societies -- Health: 13: Assessing the cost-effectiveness of therapies for older people / Richard Edlin ; 14: Population ageing and health care expenditure growth / Ed Westerhout ; 15: Developing appropriate and effective care for people with chronic disease / Bert Vrijhoef and Arianne Elissen. PART IV: Policy Challenges for Mature Societies -- Welfare: 16: Sustainability and intergenerational justice in age-related transfers / Kenneth Howse ; 17: Health and social protection policies for older people in Latin America / Peter Lloyd-Sherlock ; 18: Aging electorates and gerontocracy: the politics of aging in a global world / Fernando M. Torres-Gil and Kimberly Spencer-Suarez ; 19: Working beyond retirement age: lessons for policy / David Lain and Sarah Vickerstaff ; 20: Families, older persons and care in contexts of poverty: the case of South Africa / Jaco Hoffman. -- PART V and VI: Practitioner Perspectives ; 21: Introduction to Parts V and VI: policy and practitioner responses to the challenges of population ageing / Jaco Hoffman. -- PART V: Practitioner Perspectives -- Case Studies: 22: Sustaining the Nordic welfare model in the face of population ageing / Virpi Timonen and Mikko Kautto ; 23: Kinship solidarity in Southern Europe / Chiara Saraceno ; 24: Ageing and social policy in Australia / Jeni Warburton ; 25: The pension system in China: an overview / Taichang Chen ; 26: How technology is reshaping the processes of providing health care for ageing populations / Robin Gauld ; 27: Ageing and caregiving in America: the immigrant workforce / B. Lindsay Lowell ; 28: Canada's Live-in Caregiver Program / Ivy Lynn Bourgeault and Jelena Atanackovic. PART VI: Practitioner Perspectives -- Policy Innovation And Civil Society: 29: Intergenerational programs and policies in aging societies / Matthew Kaplan and Mariano Sánchez ; 30: Population ageing and private sector provision: the case of dependent older women in Latin America / Nélida Redondo ; 31: Demographic change and the role of older people in the voluntary sector / Karsten Hank and Marcel Erlinghagen ; 32: The third sector as a provider of services for older people / Ewa Leś ; 33: State-third sector partnership frameworks: from administration to participation? / Ingo Bode ; 34: Microfinance, cooperatives and time banks: community-provided welfare / Ed Collom ; 35: Faith-based organizations and the provision of care for older people / Lori Carter-Edwards, James H. Johnson Jr, Allan M. Parnell and Harold G. Koenig ; 36: Lifelong learning and employers: reskilling older workers / John Field and Roy Canning ; 37: Retirement planning and financial literacy / Annamaria Lusardi
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