East Asia has seen the ageing of its population this century. Over the past decade both birth and death rates have fallen and all East Asian countries now have below replacement level fertility and their populations are living longer.
As a result all countries in the region are now introducing pension and long term care systems. This collection draws together key papers written since 2000 which consider the ageing of China, Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan and Japan.
Sarah Harper is Professor of Gerontology at the University of Oxford, and Director of the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing. Author of Ageing Societies and Editor of the Journal of Population Ageing, Springer, Sarah serves on the Royal Society working group on population change People and the Planet, WEF Global Agenda Council on Ageing, Advisory Board of the World Demographic Association; Advisory Board English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA), and Scientific Board of Natural England, She is a Governor of the Pensions Policy Institute and author of Migration, Ageing and the Environment, for the UK government Foresight Programme on Global Migration. She was the first holder of the International Chair in Old Age Social Security at the University of Malaya.
All students and scholars interested in the subject of ageing in East Asia and ageing issues in general; scholars and students in the field of Social Sciences and modern East Asia.