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Ageing Asia and the Pacific in Changing Times

Implications for Sustainable Development

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  • Examines how selected countries in Asia Pacific are responding to challenges associated with ageing population

  • Identifies public, private and not-for-profit strategies that address caring responsibilities for the aged

  • Highlights existing and emerging challenges in managing ageing population and sustainable development nexus

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii
  2. Context and Setting the Scene

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Population Ageing: Challenges in the Asia Pacific and Beyond

      • Subas P. Dhakal, John Burgess, Alan Nankervis
      Pages 3-15
    3. A Bibliometric Analysis of Ageing Literature: Global and Asia-Pacific Trends

      • Muhammad Nateque Mahmood, Subas P. Dhakal
      Pages 33-47
  3. Country Case Studies

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 49-49
    2. Bridging the Gap in Social Infrastructure for the Ageing Population in Bangladesh

      • Nishan Chatterjee, Muhammad Nateque Mahmood
      Pages 71-85
    3. Ageing Population and Sustainable Development: Evidence from China

      • Yi Liu, Zhen Liu, Shuang Hu, Qun Wang
      Pages 87-104
    4. Sustainable Development Goals and Ageing: Status, Challenges, and Strategies for Policy Implications for India

      • Sanjeev Kumar, Verma Prikshat, Jayanta Chakraborti, Parth Patel, Kartikeya Raina
      Pages 105-126
    5. Financial Stability or Instability in their Golden Years: An Analysis of the Financial Preparedness of Malaysians

      • R. Rasiah, J. J. Turner, H. Kaur, T. P. L. Kelly, V. Guptan
      Pages 127-145
    6. Ageing Population, the Poverty Nexus and Wellbeing of Elderly in Mauritius

      • Karlo Jouan, Vikash Rowtho, Soujata Rughoobur-Seetah, Zuberia Hosanoo, Christel Ramloll
      Pages 147-164
    7. Recalibrating Social Protection for an Ageing Singapore

      • Peter Waring, Chris Vas, Azad Singh Bali
      Pages 183-194
    8. Ageing, Work-Life and Lifestyle: Reflections from Thailand

      • Monthon Sorakraikitikul, Alan Nankervis
      Pages 213-227
  4. Comparative Analysis and Conclusion

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 229-229
    2. Comparative Analysis of Countries’ Ageing Challenges & Policies

      • Subas P. Dhakal, John Burgess, Alan Nankervis
      Pages 231-241

About this book

This book demonstrates that there are wide-ranging potential challenges in addressing issues associated with ageing populations in both developed and developing countries of the region. This book brings together local, national and regional perspectives on the ageing population and sustainable development nexus in selected countries in the Asia Pacific region. 

The countries selected in this book include a mix of developed and developing economies that all reflect strong trade, investment and migration linkages. While the Asia Pacific region is forecast to enjoy high growth in the coming decade, a recurring common policy challenge is addressing the ‘demographic time bomb’ posed by ageing populations and workforces (Montague et al., 2017). Consequently, this book focuses on strategic policies and practices of multiple stakeholders, primarily: governments, industry and education systems, together with, the range of aged care services providers – in more effectively addressing these key socio-economic challenges associated with the ageing population for sustainable development.

Keywords

  • Ageing Population
  • Asia Pacific
  • Health Care Sector
  • Human Resource Management
  • Not-for-Profit Business
  • Population Studies
  • Public Health Policy
  • Socially Responsibility
  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • Sustainable Development

Editors and Affiliations

  • Senior Lecturer, UNE Business School, University of New England (UNE), Armidale, Australia

    Subas Dhakal

  • School of Management & Marketing, Curtin University, Perth, Australia

    Alan Nankervis

  • Professor of Human Resource Management, Centre for Organisational Change & Agility, Torrens University Australia, Adelaide, Australia

    John Burgess

About the editors

Subas P. Dhakal is a Senior Lecturer at the University of New England (Armidale, NSW) with teaching/research experiences on sustainability policies and strategies in Asia Pacific/South Asia. He has extensively published in the areas of - a) Ageing Society & Aged Care; b) Future of Education & Employment; and c) Sustainable Development Goals. He currently serves as an Editorial Review Board Member of an International Journal - Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. He is also an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at Torrens University.

Alan Nankervis is an Adjunct Professor of Human Resource Management at Curtin (Perth) and Torrens (Adelaide) universities. His research interests include comparative Asian HRM, graduate work-readiness in the Asia Pacific, the impacts of artificial intelligence on industries in Asia Pacific and Australia, and the challenges of ageing populations.

John Burgess is a Professor of Human Resource Management at Torrens University, Australia. He is also visiting Professor at the Centre for Research on Work and Employment at the University of Greenwich, UK. His research interests include the future of work, transitional labour markets, and HRM practices of multinational enterprises, contingent employment arrangements, and skills development in emerging labour markers..


Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Ageing Asia and the Pacific in Changing Times

  • Book Subtitle: Implications for Sustainable Development

  • Editors: Subas Dhakal, Alan Nankervis, John Burgess

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-6663-6

  • Publisher: Springer Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2022

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-16-6662-9

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-16-6663-6

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVII, 241

  • Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Health Care, Public Policy, Development Studies, Management, Asian History, Population Economics

Buying options

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  • ISBN: 978-981-16-6663-6
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book
USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)