Released on 2019-01-08Categories Family & Relationships

Elderly Population in Modern Russia

Elderly Population in Modern Russia

Author: Irina Grigoryeva

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319966199

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 163

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This book compares the wellbeing of older Russian adults in the EU, USA, China, Japan, and Russia. Through providing a general overview of population ageing, social, economic and IT-literacy among older Russian adults, it fills the gap in quality of life research in developing and transition societies. The topic is revealed in the context of the modern elderly’s changing identity, their life plans, and intergenerational relations. The connection between ageism and sexism are identified and interpreted, thereby using comparative materials on different countries. The book discusses the issue of educating the elderly in a new direction—namely, the use of ICTs. It also presents the result of studies on pension reform discussions over social networks, which illuminate the social response to the political, social, and economic agenda. As such this book will be a valuable read to researchers specialized in aging, gender studies, quality of life studies, Russian studies, ICT adoption studies, and to those studying the social transformation of Russia, Eastern Europe, the BRICS countries, which face similar problems with aging.
Released on 2013Categories

Russian Federation

Russian Federation

Author: Weltbank

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:931669947

Category:

Page:

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This report describes the demographic transition in the Russian Federation and its implications for adult learning and long-term care policies. The population of Russia is aging and declining rapidly compared to other European nations. Russia's current age structure results from decades of complex demographic trends that have created a population structure with increasingly fewer young people. Women are having fewer children and are waiting longer to have children. Russia's mortality remains higher than in other developed societies. This high mortality is due to an unusually high incidence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and injuries among adult men. Two key challenges face Russia. The first challenge is whether public expenditure on pensions and health care will become unsustainable as the size of the elderly population increases. The second challenge is whether declining population sizes will reduce the size of the labor force and hence reduce economic growth.
Released on 2021-03-30Categories Social Science

Social Exclusion in Later Life

Social Exclusion in Later Life

Author: Kieran Walsh

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030514068

Category: Social Science

Page: 450

View: 591

Drawing on interdisciplinary, cross-national perspectives, this open access book contributes to the development of a coherent scientific discourse on social exclusion of older people. The book considers five domains of exclusion (services; economic; social relations; civic and socio-cultural; and community and spatial domains), with three chapters dedicated to analysing different dimensions of each exclusion domain. The book also examines the interrelationships between different forms of exclusion, and how outcomes and processes of different kinds of exclusion can be related to one another. In doing so, major cross-cutting themes, such as rights and identity, inclusive service infrastructures, and displacement of marginalised older adult groups, are considered. Finally, in a series of chapters written by international policy stakeholders and policy researchers, the book analyses key policies relevant to social exclusion and older people, including debates linked to sustainable development, EU policy and social rights, welfare and pensions systems, and planning and development. The book’s approach helps to illuminate the comprehensive multidimensionality of social exclusion, and provides insight into the relative nature of disadvantage in later life. With 77 contributors working across 28 nations, the book presents a forward-looking research agenda for social exclusion amongst older people, and will be an important resource for students, researchers and policy stakeholders working on ageing.
Released on 2009-04-29Categories Family & Relationships

International Handbook of Population Aging

International Handbook of Population Aging

Author: Peter Uhlenberg

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402083563

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 769

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The International Handbook of Population Aging examines research on a wide array of the profound implications of population aging. It demonstrates how the world is changing through population aging, and how demography is changing in response to it.
Released on 2007-09-24Categories Medical

Global Health and Global Aging

Global Health and Global Aging

Author: Mary Robinson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470175834

Category: Medical

Page: 350

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The book covers the fundamentals of global aging and health and provides real-world models from countries and regions that offer the best practices in current approaches. Global Health and Global Aging presents information about leadership and governance challenges as well as insights about aging in different cultures and countries in all regions of the world.
Released on 2016-04-08Categories Social Science

Population Ageing in Central and Eastern Europe

Population Ageing in Central and Eastern Europe

Author: Andreas Hoff

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317077886

Category: Social Science

Page: 290

View: 951

During the 1990s, Europe became the first continent with a 'mature society', where people aged 60 years and older outnumber children and as this trend continues, the resulting 'ageing societies' will differ from previous societies in their make-up, in their needs, and in their resource allocation. Population ageing poses an even greater challenge to the post-communist societies of Central and Eastern Europe. While still struggling to cope with the aftermath of the economic and social transition process following the breakdown of communism, they are now facing even more rapid demographic change than Western Europe. This book brings together leading scholars to present an understanding of the processes underlying the very rapid population ageing in Central and Eastern Europe. In addition to discussing the main demographic drivers behind this development in each of the countries examined, this volume also discusses its implications for policy, healthcare provision, workforces, intergenerational family relations, the social cohesion of future Central and Eastern European societies, and the quality of life experienced by their citizens. Organised around broad geographical regions with final sections analysing the book's findings and their future implications, Population Ageing in Central and Eastern Europe will be of interest to gerontologists, policy makers, students and scholars of population change
Released on 2013-10-22Categories Social Science

Aging Process of Population

Aging Process of Population

Author: Edward Rosset

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781483156668

Category: Social Science

Page: 490

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Aging Process of Population investigates and analyzes the phenomenon of population aging. The text aims to provide a quantitative and qualitative analyses of structural transformations caused by the aging population on modern societies in various parts of the world. The book is organized into four parts. The first part deals with problems in methodologies, such as methods to measure demographic old age; hypothetical and perspective computation tools; and deficient methodological uniformity of source materials. The second part discusses the beginning of old age; analysis of life tables; and the method of computing the normal length of life. Population structure by age in different time periods; dynamics of the changes in the age composition of populations in seven select countries; and the problem of dependency of non-productive elements on the population of productive age are examined in Part III. The last part provides the effect of fertility, reduction of mortality, migration, and war in the determination of the age structure of populations. Demographers, sociologists, statisticians, economists, politicians, market researchers, ecologists, and students will find the book invaluable.
Released on 2015-05-22Categories Political Science

Causes and Consequences of Democratization

Causes and Consequences of Democratization

Author: Anastassia V. Obydenkova

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317595144

Category: Political Science

Page: 244

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In recent decades, the regions of Russia have taken different paths of regime transition. Despite the consolidation of an autocratic regime at national level and the centralization steered by Vladimir Putin’s government, the variation across sub-national regimes persists. Using an innovative theoretical framework, this book explores both causes and consequences of democratization in the regions of Russia. It is the first study in the field to systematically integrate structural and agency approaches in order to account for economic, social, historical and international causes of democratization and to trace its consequences. By focusing on the challenging and under-studied topic of sub-national regimes, the book provides a unique perspective on regime transition and the new theoretical framework contributes to a better understanding of democratization world-wide. The book will be of key interest to scholars and students of democratization, sub-national regimes, East European politics, comparative politics, post-communism, and international relations.
Released on 2019-08-26Categories Family & Relationships

New Challenges to Ageing in the Rural North

New Challenges to Ageing in the Rural North

Author: Päivi Naskali

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030206031

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 257

View: 726

This book provides an underexplored view of ageing, one that conceives older people as valuable resources in their communities, as active citizens with both voice, and an agency that includes the capacity for resistance. It acknowledges that becoming old with dignity means also paying attention to caring, good health services and the possibility of good death. The book defines age and ageing as multiple, culturally and historically constructed phenomena that are only loosely connected to the years of one’s life. In focusing on the peripheral North located in the Nordic, Canadian and Russian north, it highlights important questions and viewpoints that can be found and adapted to other rural areas. The book answers the following questions: What is the relevance of legislation and international legal agreements in ensuring the rights of elderly people under political and economic changes? What challenges do geographic isolation, changing age structure, and cultural and ecological transformations pose to possibilities for meeting older people’s needs for engagement in society as well as for their care? As such this book will be of interest to all those working in population aging.