The principal aim of this book is to provide a detailed review of the progress and prospects for the development of national policies on ageing and for older persons in selected countries of the Asia–Pacific region. Most countries of the region are ageing quite rapidly in demographic terms, although this is slower in some countries than in others. This demographic ageing of the populations is also occurring in quite dramatically changing social and economic contexts, and some cultural traditions are affecting the nature of policies for older persons.
|Title of host publication||Ageing and long-term care : national policies in the Asia-Pacific|
|Publisher||Institute of Southeast Asian Studies; International Development Research Centre|
|Number of pages||22|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2002|