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Author Kinoshita, Yasuhito, 1953-

Title Refuge of the honored : social organization in a Japanese retirement community / Yasuhito Kinoshita, Christie W. Kiefer
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [1992]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 220 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents Aging in Japan: Demography and Income -- Consequences of Social Change -- Welfare Homes for the Aged and Emerging Retirement Communities -- Fuji-No-Sato: The Setting and the System -- The Residents -- Social Integration: Management and Residents: Communication Failure -- The Residents Association -- Group and Individual Activities -- Patterns of Social Interaction
Summary Faced with the decline of the traditional family and the explosive growth of the over-65 population, the Japanese are looking for new ways to care for their elders. This study documents the birth of a major social phenomenon in Japan - the planned retirement community
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-214) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Older people -- Japan -- Attitudes -- Case studies.
Retirees -- Japan -- Attitudes -- Case studies.
Retirement communities -- Japan -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Kiefer, Christie W.
ISBN 0520075951 (alk. paper)
0520911784 (electronic bk.)
9780520075955 (alk. paper)
9780520911789 (electronic bk.)