Ageing: Debates on Demographic Transition and Social Policy
By: Kasturi Sen (author)Paperback
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This is a review of recent literature on ageing that focuses on the social and health consequences of rapid demographic change. It explores the complex dimensions of demographic transition, the health needs of the elderly, the social consequences of ageing, policy implications and priority areas for research and development. Against a comparative perspective examining the similarities and differences in the ageing process in developed and developing countries, a range of methodological, resource and policy issues is examined. The volume includes an annotated review of the journal and monographic literature on the subject.
Dr. Kasturi Sen was born in Calcutta India but moved to the UK during her teens in 1971. She is currently at the Institute of Public Health, Department of Public Health, University of Cambridge. She has been involved in international public health research and teaching for the past twenty years. Her particular interests are in comparative health systems research with a focus on health policy and planning. She has coordinated several multi-centre studies for the European Commission, in the Middle East and in South Asia.
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