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The emergence of new forms of dying in contemporary societies

Glennys Howarth

in Death, Dying, and Social Differences

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199599295
eISBN:
9780191731532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599295.003.0012
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter focuses on the social aspects of dying and the way in which these have changed across historical periods in Western societies. It begins with an examination of dying as a social ... 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


How Persistent Low Expected Returns Alter Optimal Life Cycle Saving, Investment, and Retirement Behavior

Vanya Horneff, Raimond Maurer, and Olivia S. Mitchell

in How Persistent Low Returns Will Shape Saving and Retirement

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198827443
eISBN:
9780191866296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827443.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

This chapter explores how an environment of persistent low returns influences saving, investing, and retirement behaviors, compared to what in the past had been conceived of as ‘normal’ financial ... More


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