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Population Aging

The Transformation of Societies

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  • Presents new research on trends and the explanation of them

  • Compares developments in Europe, North America, Asia and Australasia

  • Evaluates theories and explains prospective impacts of demographic changes

Part of the book series: International Perspectives on Aging (Int. Perspect. Aging, volume 3)

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Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xix
  2. Aging and Societies

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. A Silent Revolution

      • Donald T. Rowland
      Pages 3-17
    3. The New Demography

      • Donald T. Rowland
      Pages 19-36
    4. National Trends

      • Donald T. Rowland
      Pages 37-51
    5. The ‘New Era’ in Health

      • Donald T. Rowland
      Pages 53-72
    6. Survival and Health

      • Donald T. Rowland
      Pages 73-88
  3. Communities, Families and Individuals

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 89-89
    2. Community Change

      • Donald T. Rowland
      Pages 91-104
    3. Community Participation

      • Donald T. Rowland
      Pages 105-119
    4. Family Change

      • Donald T. Rowland
      Pages 121-133
    5. Family Resources

      • Donald T. Rowland
      Pages 135-149
    6. Successful Aging

      • Donald T. Rowland
      Pages 151-165
    7. The Third Age

      • Donald T. Rowland
      Pages 167-181
  4. Policies and Prospects

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 183-183
    2. Policy Concepts

      • Donald T. Rowland
      Pages 185-196
    3. Policy Responses

      • Donald T. Rowland
      Pages 197-208
    4. Aging in Asia

      • Donald T. Rowland
      Pages 209-225
    5. Policy Responses in Asia

      • Donald T. Rowland
      Pages 227-242
    6. Prospects

      • Donald T. Rowland
      Pages 243-261

About this book

Population Aging: The Transformation of Societies presents an overview and international comparison of the causes, consequences and policy implications of one of the major processes of change in contemporary societies. It provides a foundation for understanding and reflecting on key demographic and social trends, together with related theoretical and policy frameworks that are important in explaining changes and designing informed responses. With particular reference to countries that have the oldest or largest aged populations, the book presents a synthesis of research on population aging, new analyses of trends and a discussion of the major social policy strategies.

 

Key topics include the new demography of aging, population health, family change, the Third Age, international policy concepts and strategies, and comparisons of countries – such as in terms of the relative risks they face from population aging and their resilience as changes occur. Overall, the book presents a broad interdisciplinary perspective on the determinants and consequences of population aging.

 

The book is written for an international audience of policy makers, educators and practitioners in health and welfare, together with students in the social sciences and health sciences. It provides an accessible and academically informed exposition of the field for people engaging with issues arising from population aging in their own country.

Keywords

  • Aging in Asia
  • Aging in Europe
  • Aging in the United States
  • Aging societies
  • Australia
  • Families and aging
  • Gerontology
  • Global aging
  • Health and aging
  • Longevity
  • Policies and aging
  • Population aging
  • Population health
  • Risk and resilience
  • The third age

Reviews

"Rowland has been dealing with the issue of population ageing for more than 30 years … [His] latest contribution, Population Aging: The Transformation of Societies, examines the causes and consequences of population ageing across the countries that have the oldest or largest aged populations in Europe, North America, Asia and Australasia. This international comparison allows him to draw cogent conclusions about the implications of population ageing for different societies given the relative risks they face from population ageing and their resilience as changes occur.  The book is well written and would suit a variety of readers ranging from policy-makers, educators and practitioners in health and welfare engaging with issues arising from population ageing in countries across the world, to students in the social and health sciences. It is also easily accessible to any lay reader who would benefit from its accessible exposition of the issues."

 From the review by D. Cullen in Australasian Journal on Ageing, Volume 32, No 1, March 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • , School of Sociology, Research School of, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

    Donald T. Rowland

About the author

Donald T. Rowland is an adjunct associate professor in the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University. He is the author of Demographic Methods and Concepts and more than a hundred other academic publications, many on aspects of population aging.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Population Aging

  • Book Subtitle: The Transformation of Societies

  • Authors: Donald T. Rowland

  • Series Title: International Perspectives on Aging

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-4050-1

  • Publisher: Springer Dordrecht

  • eBook Packages: Humanities, Social Sciences and Law, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Netherlands 2012

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-94-007-4049-5Published: 27 April 2012

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-94-017-8281-4Published: 09 May 2014

  • eBook ISBN: 978-94-007-4050-1Published: 26 April 2012

  • Series ISSN: 2197-5841

  • Series E-ISSN: 2197-585X

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XX, 292

  • Topics: Aging

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Softcover Book USD 169.99
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  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
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Hardcover Book USD 169.99
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  • Durable hardcover edition
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