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Ageing and Long-term Care

National Policies in the Asia-Pacific

David R Phillips and Alfred C M Chan

Publication Year: 2002

The case studies in this book focus on the emergence, extent and nature of national policies on ageing and associated strategies to address long-term care needs. Key opportunities for and constraints on policy are identified in this first round of regional studies, written by prominent researchers in Hong Kong, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand, who are partners in the Ageing Research Network of the Asian Development Research Forum. The case-studies are set in the context of regional and international plans of action on ageing and the deliberations of the Second World Assembly on Ageing held in 2002.

Published by: ISEAS–Yusof Ishak Institute


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Title Page, Copyright Page

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pp. v-vi

List of Figures

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p. vii

List of Tables

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pp. ix-xii

List of Contributors

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pp. xiii-xiv

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pp. xv-xvii

This book is the result of a three-year collaboration under the Asian Development Research Forum’s (ADRF) Ageing Research Network. It represents the collaborative efforts of researchers in gerontology in five countries in the Asia–Pacific region, the first...

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1. National Policies on Ageing and Long-term Care in the Asia–Pacific

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pp. 1-22

The principal aim of this book is to provide a detailed review of the progress and prospects for the development of national policies on ageing and for older persons in selected countries of the Asia–Pacific region. Most countries of the region are ageing...

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2. Policies on Ageing and Long-term Care in Hong Kong

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pp. 23-67

It is an issue of debate whether an policy on ageing currently exists or has ever existed in Hong Kong. Formal government concern for older persons’ welfare started in the early 1970s, when the growing population of older persons began to stir official...

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3. National Policies on Ageing in Korea

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pp. 68-106

Social policies are usually formulated and developed as measures to solve or prevent social problems. It was at the turn of the 1970s that a set of features associated with ageing began to be perceived as a social problem in Korea. Over the past thirty years...

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4. Ageing in Malaysia: A Review of National Policies and Programmes

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pp. 107-149

Malaysia’s population is not currently particularly elderly, although this will change over the next two decades or so. The 2000 Census showed that 6.2 per cent, 1.452 million people, were aged 60 or over, but demographic ageing is occurring and, by the...

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5. National Policies on Ageing and Long-term Care in Singapore

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pp. 150-180

In the context of the Asia–Pacific region, Singapore represents a unique case of a rapidly ageing, geographically small nation characterized by its multi-ethnic and multi-lingual population. According to the 2000 Population Census, there were about four...

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6. National Policies on Ageing in Thailand

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pp. 181-213

Thailand is currently experiencing among the most rapid rates of population ageing in the developing world and, given that demographic ageing in Thailand is a recent occurrence, there has been very little time to cope with its consequences. Hence, it is...


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pp. 214-232


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pp. 233-242

E-ISBN-13: 9789812307163
Print-ISBN-13: 9789812301734

Page Count: 242
Publication Year: 2002

Edition: 1

OCLC Number: 51670464
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Subject Headings

  • Older people -- Asia.
  • Older people -- Pacific Area.
  • Older people -- Care -- Asia.
  • Older people -- Care -- Pacific Area.
  • Aging -- Government policy -- Asia.
  • Older people -- Government policy -- Pacific Area.
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