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By Ian Gillespie Cook, Jamie Halsall

ISBN-10: 1461419778

ISBN-13: 9781461419778

This publication examines the foremost getting older approaches in seven international locations (United States, uk, Sweden, Japan, China, Nepal, and South Africa) and the most rules which were, and are being, constructed to house this swift switch within the demographic profile. It addresses the issues which are pointed out in addition to the features of getting older inside every one of those contrasting societies. therefore it makes an important contribution to the key debates approximately growing old around the globe.

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400) mainly for cultural reasons, but it remains a possible means of ensuring that the proportion of younger people in the UK, as in other countries, remains high enough to support older people should the need arise, and help avoid the pressures on the welfare state that will now be discussed. Pressures on the Welfare State A key aspect of the welfare state is the implementation of Social Policy. In United Kingdom politics social policy is a key process that formulates new frameworks in making changes in the National Health Service.

New Labour perceived solving deprivation in Britain was through the concept of community governance and wanted to encourage a stronger and cohesive relationship between central and local government. Governance in the broadest sense: …involves venturing into broad debates about policy and administration, about politics and policy, about levels of government, about the states and citizens, about authority and legitimacy, and about what shapes cultures and processes of governance. (Healey, 2007, p.

In similar vein, Cargill and Sakamoto (2008) have noted social security payments are high and are constantly directed toward welfare for the elderly. Cargill and Sakamoto (2008, p. 264) suggest that: This poses a serious problem because Japan’s aged population is large and will grow larger and faster than in other industrial countries, and the number of workers who will finance the elderly’s social security and health care will shrink at the current rate of child birth and immigration. Thus, Japan’s welfare spending for the elderly will increase greatly, but will not have sufficient workers to finance the spending.

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