Active Aging in Asia
Edited by Alan Walker, Christian Aspalter
Routledge – 2014 – 240 pages
East Asian societies are changing fast and one of the most important aspects of societal change is the aging of society. 'Active aging' is one of the few concepts available today to effectively address the problems arising from a highly-aged and, particularly in East Asia, fast-aging society, offering a new social policy paradigm to redirect and innovate new social policies, particularly social services, social transfers, social regulations and laws, towards more investment in and support of the fast rising number of elderly citizens. This book focuses on the experiences of East Asian societies where active aging has been implemented and as such will appeal to students and scholars of social and public policy, social work, gerontology and health and social administration.
Part I: Introduction and Theory 1 Introduction, Alan Walker and Christian Aspalter
2 Active Aging: A Policy Concept for East Asia, Alan Walker Part II: Country Case Studies 3 Active Aging in Japan, Tetsuo Ogawa 4 Active Aging in Korea, Choi Sung-Jae 5 Active Aging in Taiwan, Lin Wan-I 6 Active Aging in Hong Kong, Joe C.B. Leung 7 Active Aging in Mainland China, Vivian Lou 8 Active Aging in Malaysia, Sharifah Norazizan Syed Abd. Rashid 9 Active Aging in Singapore, Kalyiani Mehta 10 Active Aging in Indonesia, Evi Nurvidya Arifin Part III: Concluding Part 11 Conclusions and Outlook, Alan Walker and Christian Aspalter
Alan Walker is Professor of Social Policy and Social Gerentology at the University of Sheffield, UK. Christian Aspalter is Professor of Social Policy at Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International College, Hong Kong.