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By Dr. Vern L. Bengtson PhD, Kyong-Dong Kim PhD, George Myers PhD, Ki-Soo Eun PhD

Well known specialists current the 1st comparative research of contemporary advancements between six japanese and Western international locations bearing on inhabitants getting older and its results. Chapters concentrate on demographic traits, sociocultural contexts, and coverage implications. countries chosen as case experiences comprise: the People's Republic of China, the Republic of Korea, Japan, Germany, the uk, and the USA. The editors and members name awareness to the various trajectories and results of inhabitants getting older in culturally assorted societies which are frequently at diverse phases or on various paths of financial improvement. Such analyses carry into sharper concentration these stipulations which are targeted, or comparable, and emphasize the ways that cultural stereotypes of getting older and the aged complicate our realizing of the results of world-wide inhabitants getting older.

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Wilson, T. ). (1974). Pensions, inflation and growth: A comparative study of the elderly in the welfare state. London: Heinemann Educational. CHAPTER An Asian Perspective on Aging East and West: Filial Piety and Changing Families Kyu-taik Sung n the last few decades, families have undergone significant changes in the course of rapid industrialization and urbanization in Asian society. As the result, issues such as family support for elderly members have gained increased attention from gerontologists and policy makers.

Yet in practice Christianity has been anything but a common—in the sense of a unifying—religious tradition. It was in the wake of the Protestant Reformation in northern Europe that the rise of capitalism and the industrial revolution itself occurred, so runs one famous line of argument (Tawney, 1926; Weber, 1930), thanks to the spirit of entreprise coupled with belief in the sanctity of individual effort and hard work that fuelled both the spiritual and then the 30 Comparative Lessons Between East and West material revolution.

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