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Attract Immigrants or Become Like Japan

Yue Chim Richard Wong

in Fixing Inequality in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789888390625
eISBN:
9789888390373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390625.003.0030
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Will the government be able to overcome protectionist barriers to successfully attract skill and talent from abroad, including the children of earlier Hong Kong emigrants? Time will tell. The real ... More


Demystifying the Rising Poverty Rate

Yue Chim Richard Wong

in Fixing Inequality in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789888390625
eISBN:
9789888390373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390625.003.0038
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The widespread perception of a spectacular rise in poverty rates in the past decade or so is not substantiated. The evidence shows that the economically active household poverty rate has risen ... More


Reflections on Old Age Poverty in Public Rental Housing Estates

Yue Chim Richard Wong

in Fixing Inequality in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789888390625
eISBN:
9789888390373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390625.003.0039
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Privatizing the public rental housing estates would create a very large client pool of elderly homeowners willing to take advantage of mortgage-backed annuity schemes in the era of modern finance. ... More


Can We Afford Old Age Social Security?

Yue Chim Richard Wong

in Diversity and Occasional Anarchy: On Deep Economic and Social Contradictions in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139446
eISBN:
9789888180349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139446.003.0019
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

In the 2012 contest for chief executive, the two candidates, Leung Chun Ying and Henry Tang, both put forth proposals for old age social security support. In this chapter, the author estimates the ... More


Ageing in Tunisia

Radhouane Gouiaa and Abla Mehio Sibai

in Ageing in the Mediterranean

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781447301066
eISBN:
9781447311393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447301066.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Tunisia, a middle-income country in the Arab Maghreb region north of the African continent, has one of the highest percentages of elderly persons aged 65 and above among Arab countries. Similar to ... More


Means-Tested Old Age Allowances versus Universal Retirement Schemes

Yue Chim Richard Wong

in Fixing Inequality in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789888390625
eISBN:
9789888390373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390625.003.0033
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Public discussions of old age retirement support have always been very confusing because they involve two different concerns: alleviating poverty, and getting votes (or building political support). ... More


What Is Wrong with the Poverty Line

Yue Chim Richard Wong

in Fixing Inequality in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789888390625
eISBN:
9789888390373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390625.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Using household income to measure income inequality and define poverty has many flaws. Comparing individuals and households of the same age cohort is far more likely to be meaningful, because it is ... More


The Elderly and Dementia

Daniel Callahan

in Dying in the Twenty-First Century: Toward a New Ethical Framework for the Art of Dying Well

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029124
eISBN:
9780262328579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029124.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

Daniel Callahan addresses special concerns at the opposite end of the spectrum. He invites the reader into a discussion of grief and of Alzheimer’s dementia, of the moral problems facing individual ... More


COVID-19

Ian Greener

in Comparing Health Systems

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781447356929
eISBN:
9781447356967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447356929.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter compares the response of 25 countries in terms of available measures to their first-wave response to COVID-19, measured in terms of reported COVID cases and COVID mortality. It finds ... More


‘It ain’t natural her not having a husband’: Spinsters and the Post-war Settlement

Claire Mortimer

in Spinsters, Widows and Chars: The Ageing Woman in British Film

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781474452823
eISBN:
9781399509060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474452823.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The spinster is one of the most pathologized characterisations of female ageing in cultural texts, continuing to be a source of social unease for much of the twentieth century. This chapter ... More


Care policies in Italy between a national frozen landscape and local dynamism

Marco Albertini and Emmanuele Pavolini

in The Italian welfare state in a European perspective: A comparative analysis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781447316886
eISBN:
9781447316909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447316886.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

In recent decades socio-demographical changes have put under increasing pressure that part of the welfare state that deals with care policies, in particular child and elderly care. Italy has been ... More


Regional contrasts: Cambodia and Japan

Andrew Coyle

in Prisons of the World

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781447362470
eISBN:
9781447362500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447362470.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

In 1994 as Cambodia emerged from the nightmare of the years of Khmer Rouge terrorism the author was invited by the Cambodian Government to assist in a review of its prisons and he travelled across ... More


Gilbert’s Act: workhouses for the vulnerable

Samantha A. Shave

in Pauper Policies: Poor Law Practice in England, 1780-1850

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780719089633
eISBN:
9781526124142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089633.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This is the first of two chapters which examine poor law ‘enabling acts’. This chapter considers the importance of Thomas Gilbert’s Act, passed in 1782. Gilbert’s Act was passed with the intention ... More


How Might We Implement a Citizen's Income?

Malcolm Torry

in Money for everyone: Why we need a citizen's income

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447311249
eISBN:
9781447311287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447311249.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

On the basis of the conclusions reached in chapter 3, there are two ways to implement a Citizen's Income: one demographic group at a time (children, then elderly people, then people in the ‘third ... More


Ageing and employment in the Mediterranean: old and new challenges

Annamaria Simonazzi and Fiorenza Deriu

in Ageing in the Mediterranean

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781447301066
eISBN:
9781447311393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447301066.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Population ageing is both a challenge and an opportunity. A challenge to the various welfare regimes, an opportunity to move towards a more comprehensive, sustainable and integrated life-course ... More


Déjà Vu?: The Temple Reclamation Movement and the Revitalization of Rural Organizations, 1978–2014

Xiaoxuan Wang

in Maoism and Grassroots Religion: The Communist Revolution and the Reinvention of Religious Life in China

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190069384
eISBN:
9780190069414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190069384.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The 1980s saw a grassroots movement that capitalized on the disintegration of collective institutions and the weakening of the planned economy to reclaim religious sites in Rui’an and Wenzhou, a ... More


Environmental Assessment from a Neuropsychological Perspective

Rikard Küller

in Environment, Cognition, and Action: An Integrated Approach

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195062205
eISBN:
9780197560150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195062205.003.0012
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

Environmental assessment is closely related to the impact environments make on people. Places that induce anxiety and stress in childhood may be regarded with dismay later in life. The relationship ... More


Environmental Cognition through Direct and Representational Experiences: A Life-Span Perspective

Lynn S. Liben

in Environment, Cognition, and Action: An Integrated Approach

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195062205
eISBN:
9780197560150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195062205.003.0019
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

The purpose of this chapter is to provide a review of past research and theory in environmental cognition from the perspective of life-span developmental psychology, to suggest future directions ... More


Developmental Perspectives on Decision Making and Action in Environments

Roger A. Hart and Michael K. Conn

in Environment, Cognition, and Action: An Integrated Approach

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195062205
eISBN:
9780197560150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195062205.003.0020
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

The task we have been set is to review developmental theory concerning how individuals act in real-world environments. To simplify this difficult task we have emphasized the developmental span of ... More


Life-Span Changes in Activities, and Consequent Changes in the Cognition and Assessment of the Environment

Spencer Christopher

in Environment, Cognition, and Action: An Integrated Approach

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195062205
eISBN:
9780197560150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195062205.003.0021
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

In this chapter, I sketch an integrated account of environmental assessment, cognition, and action throughout the individual’s life span. Zimring and Gross (this volume) have already described how ... More


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