Care Relations in Southeast Asia

The Family and Beyond


Care Relations in Southeast Asia: The Family and Beyond, edited by Patcharawalai Wongboonsin and Jo-Pei Tan, examines the care relations and transactions within and beyond the family network across three middle-income Southeast Asian countries, namely the Federation of Malaysia, the Kingdom of Thailand and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam at the national and sub-national level. On the national level, changes and continuity in care relations along the changing demographic, socio-economic and political contexts of each country are addressed. On the sub-national level, the complex dimensions of care relations are analyzed by looking at the attitude towards and practice of elderly and child care within, between and beyond the family system. These regional analyses are based on merged data of three most recent family surveys in Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok Metropolis, and Hanoi. Alternative and innovative policy recommendations for current and future challenges are also offered. Contains contributions by: Asmidawati Ashari, Ki Soo Eun, Tengku Aizan Hamid, Rahimah Ibrahim, Thuttai Keeratipongpaiboon, Nguyen Huu Minh, Pataporn Sukontamarn, Jo-Pei Tan, Tran Thi Minh Thi, Kua Wongboonsin and Patcharawalai Wongboonsin

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Biographical Note
Patcharawalai Wongboonsin Ph.D. (2004), Kyushu University, Japan, is Professor of Demography at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. She has published books, monographs and scientific articles on population and development, family and social policies.

Jo-Pei Tan Ph.D. (2007), University of Oxford, UK, is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Social Care and Social Work, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. Her research interests include intergenerational ties, family studies and parenting in multicultural families, particularly among Asian societies.
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Patcharawalai Wongboonsin and Jo-Pei Tan
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1 Introduction
Patcharawalai Wongboonsin and Jo-Pei Tan

Part 1: Cultural, Demographic and Socio-economic Background of Care Relations

2 Cultural, Demographic, Socio-economic Background and Care Relations in Malaysia
Rahimah Ibrahim, Jo-Pei Tan, Tengku Aizan Hamid and Asmidawati Ashari
3 Changes in Family Composition and Care Relations in the Kingdom of Thailand
Patcharawalai Wongboonsin, Thuttai Keeratipongpaiboon and Kua Wongboonsin
4 Changes in Family Structure and Care Relations in Vietnam
Nguyen Huu Minh

Part 2: Attitudes and Practices in Care

5 Care Relations Within the Family
Jo-Pei Tan and Rahimah Ibrahim
6 Care Relations Among Non-coresident Families
Nguyen Huu Minh, Tran Thi Minh Thi, Patcharawalai Wongboonsin, Jo-Pei Tan and Rahimah Ibrahim
7 Main Elderly and Child Care Provider: Who is and Who Should Be?
Patcharawalai Wongboonsin and Pataporn Sukontamarn

Part 3: Synopsis and Way Forward

8 Convergence versus Divergence: Care Relations across Three Societies
Jo-Pei Tan, Ki Soo Eun, Patcharalawai Wongboonsin, Kua Wongboonsin, Rahimah Ibrahim and Nguyen Huu Minh
9 Synopsis and Way Forward
Patcharawalai Wongboonsin, Rahimah Ibrahim, Jo Pei Tan and Tengku Aizan Hamid

Scholars and graduate students in the fields of sociology and gerontology, demography, international relations and development studies, gender and family studies, political science, Southeast Asia studies, besides policy makers and think tanks working in ageing and developing societies.
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