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Jobs with Equality

Lane Kenworthy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199550593
eISBN:
9780191720727
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550593.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

Economic and social shifts have led to rising income inequality in the world's affluent countries. This is worrisome for reasons of fairness and because inequality has adverse effects on other ... More


Outsourcing Pension Longevity Protection

Igor Balevich

in Reorienting Retirement Risk Management

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199592609
eISBN:
9780191594618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592609.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

Steadily improving mortality rates are boosting pension liabilities, and plan managers are starting to evaluate ways to handle this exposure. The authors explore the impact of increasing longevity on ... More


Making and Remaking Alzheimer Disease

Margaret Lock

in The Alzheimer Conundrum: Entanglements of Dementia and Aging

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149783
eISBN:
9781400848461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149783.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the “discovery” of Alzheimer disease (AD) and a somewhat condensed genealogy of its history to the present time. Emphasis is given to the virtual disappearance of AD for over ... More


Measuring Health and Disease in Populations (I)

T. Kue Young

in Population Health: Concepts and Methods

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195158540
eISBN:
9780199864379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158540.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter presents key mathematical concepts of ratio, proportion, and rate and basic epidemiologic measures of incidence and prevalence and their subtypes; describes the structure of populations ... More


Justice Between the Young and the Old

Dennis McKerlie

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199769131
eISBN:
9780199979615
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769131.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Moral Philosophy

In a world of limited resources, competition between the young and old prompt difficult questions of justice. In countries with public pension and health care systems, or with aging populations, ... More


The Alzheimer Conundrum: Entanglements of Dementia and Aging

Margaret Lock

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149783
eISBN:
9781400848461
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149783.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Due to rapidly aging populations, the number of people worldwide experiencing dementia is increasing, and the projections are grim. Despite billions of dollars invested in medical research, no ... More


Retiring on the House? Cross-Cohort Differences in Housing Wealth

Julia L. Coronado, Dean Maki, and Ben Weitzer

in Redefining Retirement: How Will Boomers Fare?

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199230778
eISBN:
9780191710971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230778.003.0014
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

This chapter evaluates housing wealth and its potential role in Baby Boomers' retirement wellbeing. The Health and Retirement Survey is used to compare Boomers' wealth position to that of the ... More


Older Adults in Developing Nations

Osei Darkwa

in Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195173727
eISBN:
9780199893218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173727.003.0091
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter focuses on developing nations, with a special look at Africa. Sub-Saharan Africa has been hard hit with major health crises that have devastated large segments of its population. This ... More


Is there a Dutch Way to Pension Reform?

Gordon L. Clark

in Pension Security in the 21st Century: Redrawing the Public-Private Debate

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199261765
eISBN:
9780191601248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199261768.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter examines whether the Dutch pension system is prepared to meet the demands of changing labour markets and an aging population. The stock market crisis in 2002 exposed the vulnerability of ... More


The Social Consequences of Demographic Change in China

Delia Davin

in China–India: Pathways of Economic and Social Development

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265673
eISBN:
9780191771903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265673.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

China, like India, has experienced rapid demographic change in recent decades. Combined with the dramatic economic growth which started with the introduction of market-orientated economic reforms ... More


Memory of Places and Spaces and the Design of Facilities for the Aging

John Paul Eberhard

in Brain Landscape: The Coexistence of Neuroscience and Architecture

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195331721
eISBN:
9780199864058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331721.003.0005
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Techniques

This chapter discusses the relationship between how memory helps to form the experiences we have of places and spaces. This includes special considerations in designing facilities for the aging ... More


Global Aging

M. C. “Terry” Hokenstad and Moon Choi

in Handbook of International Social Work: Human Rights, Development, and the Global Profession

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195333619
eISBN:
9780199918195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333619.003.0019
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

Unprecedented population aging is taking place around the world. Both the number and proportion of older persons (sixty years of age and older) have been steadily increasing over the past half ... More


The Cuban Population: Major Characteristics with a Special Focus on the Aging Population

Juan Carlos Alfonso Fraga

in Cuban Economists on the Cuban Economy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044231
eISBN:
9780813046464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044231.003.0007
Subject:
History, Economic History

A strong indicator of the significant success of Cuba’s socioeconomic policies over the last fifty years is its first world demographic profile resting on its third world per-capita GDP. Juan Carlos ... More


The Effect of Population Aging on the Aggregate Labor Market

Bruce Fallick, Charles Fleischman, and Jonathan Pingle

in Labor in the New Economy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226001432
eISBN:
9780226001463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226001463.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter examines the effect of population aging on the aggregate labor market. It describes the direct implications of the shifting population age distribution for several labor market measures: ... More


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


Social Welfare and Industrial Relations

Yung Chul Park

in Economic Liberalization and Integration in East Asia: A Post-Crisis Paradigm

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199276776
eISBN:
9780191603051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276773.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

The role of government is changing from that of leading economic development to leading social development. Two key areas are explored: the need for East Asian governments to make policy adjustments ... More


Japan's Unprecedented Aging and Changing Intergenerational Transfers

Naohiro Ogawa, Andrew Mason, Amonthep Chawla, and Rikiya Matsukura

in The Economic Consequences of Demographic Change in East Asia

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226386850
eISBN:
9780226386881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226386881.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter discusses the past, present, and future of demographic transition, using many indicators. Some of important impacts of Japan's unprecedented population aging on its postwar economy are ... More


Healthy and Accessible Communities

Lisa I. Iezzoni and Bonnie L. O'Day

in More than Ramps: A Guide to Improving Health Care Quality and Access for People with Disabilities

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195172768
eISBN:
9780199865710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172768.003.0016
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The community environments within which people live have enormous consequences for their health. This chapter reaches beyond health care settings into communities to explore briefly those attributes ... More


Population Aging, Fiscal Policies, and National Saving: Predictions for the Korean Economy

Young Jun Chun

in Fiscal Policy and Management in East Asia

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226386812
eISBN:
9780226387062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226387062.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

While the current proportion of old-age population of Korea is lower than in other OECD countries, the speed of population aging is very high. More old-age dependents relative to workers resulting ... More


Aging Populations, Pension Operations, Potential Economic Disappointment, and Its Allocation

Sylvester J. Schieber

in Demography and the Economy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226754727
eISBN:
9780226754758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226754758.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter examines the demographic evolution of some advanced countries and predicts a visible slowdown in the growth of per capita gross domestic product (GDP). Pension policies can be considered ... More


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