By Jean Woo (auth.), Jean Woo (eds.)
With the longest existence expectancy for males and the second one longest for ladies, Hong Kong typifies our planet’s getting older inhabitants. The day-by-day lives of its older adults heavily fit the benefits and drawbacks skilled via city elders in different built nations. For those purposes, Hong Kong’s aged function a salient advisor to older people’s social, mental, and healthcare needs—concerns of accelerating significance because the global grows older.
Aging in Hong Kong examines this emblematic inhabitants as a case learn in particular compared to their opposite numbers within the West, laying off mild on various, interrelated currents within the getting older adventure. Referencing a variety of foreign stories, the e-book contrasts varied well-being provider preparations and social elements and relates them to various well-being results. Its wide-ranging assurance records healthiness and disease tendencies, experiences age-friendly coverage tasks, relates overall healthiness literacy to sufferers’ energetic position of their personal care, and discusses elders as an underserved staff within the department of constrained overall healthiness investment and assets. This a number of concentration attracts readers’ consciousness to rules that want revisiting or retooling as chapters examine significant existence components including:
- Living environment.
- Retirement and post-retirement employment issues.
- Financial asset management.
- Health literacy concerning getting older issues.
- Elder-positive provider supply models.
- Ageism within the prioritization of healthcare.
- End-of-life issues.
By assembling any such wealth of knowledge on its topic, Aging in Hong Kong places ongoing demanding situations into transparent concentration for gerontologists, sociologists, future health and cross-cultural psychologists, public future health policymakers, and others interested by bettering the standard of elders’ lives.
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Our review suggests that the pursuit of these strategies, while important, are insufficient for evaluating how well cities are addressing the challenges associated with population aging. Documenting the financial security of older people, despite differences in the definition of poverty, is clearly possible and important. Our findings suggest that poverty is a significant problem in all three cities, but the problem is most significant in Hong Kong. Furthermore, levels of income inequality appear to be higher in Hong Kong and New York City compared with Greater London.
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Aging in Hong Kong: A Comparative Perspective by Jean Woo (auth.), Jean Woo (eds.)