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Author Sen, Kasturi, 1956-

Title Ageing : debates on demographic transition and social policy / Kasturi Sen ; with a foreword by Alex Kalache
Published London ; Atlantic Highlands, N.J. : Zed Books, 1994


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 W'PONDS  305.26091724 Sen/Ado  AVAILABLE
Description xi, 143 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents 1. Demographic transition. Population ageing. Global and regional trends. Sex ratios and marital status. Dependency ratios. Migration and the urban-rural dimension -- 2. Changing health needs -- Background: the concept of old age. Changing patterns of health. Delayed degenerative disease: the fourth transition. Emerging health needs in developing countries: local and regional surveys, global data and methodological issues. Patterns of health: emerging evidence from different regions. Combined patterns of disease and gender longevity. Economic development and the theory of risk transition -- 3. The social context of ageing in developing countries. Elderly populations in cross-cultural contexts: modernization theory. Ageing and the paradox of development: the experience of developed countries. Dilemmas of development: the evidence from developing countries. The feminization of poverty. Impact of reproductive failure on old age. The political economy of health in old age
Development, underdevelopment and intergenerational support. Global restructuring and ageing populations -- Concluding remarks: basic services and quality of life -- 4. Ageing and policy in developing countries. The need for policy. The United Nations and the World Assembly on ageing. The WHO and health policy on old age. Specific studies of defined populations. Dilemmas of UN and WHO strategies on data collection: policy implications. Non-governmental organizations. Implementation of policy: realities and dilemmas. Role and achievements of selected states in health and social policy making -- 5. Priority areas for research and development. Methodological issues: cross-cultural variations in morbidity, mortality and well-being. Demographic changes and health effects. Health services. Social factors. Participation and development: positive approaches to ageing -- 6. Abstracts
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [131]-138) and index
Subject Aging -- Social aspects -- Developing countries.
Demographic transition -- Developing countries.
Older people -- Government policy -- Developing countries.
LC no. 94041477
ISBN 1856492591 (cloth)
1856492605 (paperback)