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Untapped Resources free pdf In rapidly transforming Asia, where social and cultural norms are undergoing a dynamic revolution, attention now needs to be focused on Asia's ageing population, particularly the women. As modernisation and progress improve a people's quality of life by reducing mortality and allowing control of fertility, a paradoxical outcome is the challenge of an ageing population. Among the social issues which have arisen is the plight of women. Women in Asia are more vulnerable as many, having assumed the traditional subservient role in society, are not well placed to fend for themselves in a society in transition where socio-economic conditions have changed. This book comprise a series of papers that give an insight to the conditions and concerns of women in selected societies across Asia, highlighting specific problems that should be addressed and proposals as to how they can be addressed, all of which would be useful to policy-makers and social organisations who have relegated these issues to the backroom but now need to look at them again urgently.

About Kalyani Mehta

Kalyani Mehta is Associate Professor at the Department of Social Work and Psychology, National University of Singapore. She has been invited as consultant to both international and national bodies, and currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Asia Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies, Lingnan University, Hong Kong and Council Member of the International Association of Gerontology. She has authored and edited six books and her articles have been published in numerous international journals. Her research interests include social policies relating to older populations, widowhood, grandparenting, inter-generational issues, and cross-cultural ageing. She is Managing Editor of the Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development.

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Author : Kalyani Mehta
Publisher : Times Academic Press,Singapore
Data Published : 01 March 1998
ISBN : 9812101063
EAN : 9789812101068
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 168 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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