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Growing Older in World Cities
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Population aging often provokes fears of impending social security deficits, uncontrollable medical expenditures, and transformations in living arrangements, but public policy could also stimulate social innovations. These issues are typically studied at the national level; yet they must be resolved where most people liveā€”in diverse neighborhoods in cities. New York, London, Paris, and Tokyo are the four largest cities among the wealthiest, most developed nations of the world. The essays commissioned for this volume compare what it is like to grow older in these cities with respect to health care, quality of life, housing, and long-term care. The contributors look beyond aggregate national data to highlight the importance of how local authorities implement policies.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. List of Figures and Tables
  2. pp. xi-xviii
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  1. Acronyms and Special Terminology
  2. p. xix
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  1. Part I. Introduction
  1. 1. Growing Older in World Cities: Implications for Health and Long-Term Care Policy
  2. pp. 1-16
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  1. 2. How Can We Compare New York, London, Paris, and Tokyo? Defining Spatial Units of Analysis
  2. pp. 17-25
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  1. Part II. New York
  1. 3. Growing Old in the City That Never Sleeps: Aging in New York
  2. pp. 27-57
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  1. 4. The Health of Older New Yorkers
  2. p. 58
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  1. 5. Organizing Care for Older Persons in New York: The Social Class Vulnerabilities of a World City
  2. pp. 79-102
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  1. 6. The Housing of Older New Yorkers
  2. pp. 103-125
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  1. 7. Lifestyle Patterns, Social Networks, and Use of Formal Services in New York: The Impact of Ethnicity, Class, and Culture on Older People
  2. pp. 126-152
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  1. Part III. London
  1. 8. Aging, Health, and Social Services in London
  2. pp. 153-173
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  1. 9. Inequalities among Older People in London: The Challenge of Diversity
  2. pp. 173-200
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  1. 10. Long-Term Care Facilities in London
  2. pp. 201-213
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  1. 11. Living Arrangements and Housing among Older People in London
  2. pp. 214-233
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  1. Part IV. Paris
  1. 12. Growing Older in the City of Light
  2. pp. 235-251
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  1. 13. The Health of Older Parisians
  2. pp. 252-267
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  1. 14. Inequalities and Quality of Life among Older Persons in Paris
  2. pp. 268-282
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  1. 15. Living Arrangements and Long-Term Care for Older Persons in Paris
  2. pp. 283-300
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  1. Part V. Tokyo
  1. 16. Tokyo: A Pathbreaker in Long-Term Care?
  2. pp. 301-303
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  1. 17. Aging, Socioeconomic Status, and Neighborhood Differences in Tokyo
  2. pp. 304-313
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  1. 18. The Challenge of Aging in a Global City: Tokyo
  2. pp. 314-318
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  1. 19. Growing Old with Tokyo
  2. pp. 319-333
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  1. 20. Creativity under Uniformity: Implementation of Japan's New Long-Term Care Insurance in Central Tokyo
  2. pp. 334-346
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  1. 21. Long-Term Care in Tokyo: Home or Institutional Care?
  2. pp. 347-359
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  1. Part VI. Comparative Analyses
  1. 22. The Continuum of Long-Term Care in World Cities: From Institutionalization to Home Care
  2. pp. 361-375
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  1. 23. Growing Older in World Cities: Themes, Interpretations, and Future Research
  2. pp. 376-390
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 391-396
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