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Autor
Powell Jason L. (Department of Social and Political Science, University of Chester, CH1 4BJ, United Kingdom)
Tytuł
Ageing and China: Towards Theory, Policy and Practice
Źródło
International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences (ILSHS), 2015, vol. 7 (1), s. 41-51, bibliogr. 27 poz.
Słowa kluczowe
Proces starzenia się ludności, System opieki społecznej, Polityka państwowa
Process of people ageing, Social services system, State policy
Uwagi
summ.
Kraj/Region
Chiny
China
Abstrakt
In the 21st Century, economists and social analysts around the globe are increasingly concerned about the rising numbers of older people in their society. There are genuine concerns about the inadequacy of pension funds, of growing pressures on welfare systems, and on the inability of shrinking numbers of younger people to carry the burden of their elders. This article focuses on such gerontological issues in China, where the older people have become a rapidly expanding proportion of the population. While resources do need to be targeted on the vulnerable older people, the presumption that older people as a whole are an economic and social burden must be questioned. This is an ageist view that needs to be combated by locating how bio-medical views on aging seep into policy spaces in China that position negative perceptions of aging as both individual and populational problems. The article then moves to observe the implications of bio-medicine for older people in China in terms of "vulnerable" aging but deconstruct such "fixed" explanations by juxtaposing active aging as key narrative that epitomizes "declining to decline" as espoused by bio-medical sciences.(original abstract)
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ISSN
2300-2697
Język
eng
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