Ageing in Developing Countries: Aging In Developing Countries

Paperback | April 30, 1999

byKen ToutAs told byOtto Von Mering

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Tragically, increased longevity in developing countries has recently coincided with massive migrations and a series of disasters which have had serious repercussions for many old people and their families. This is the first in-depth study of the phenomenon, and it proposes a new approach. KenTout describes the present situation, suggests solutions to problems, and outlines some programmes already in use. He also highlights lesser-known factors which can further complicate the existing problems of an ageing population, and concludes that if we are to build structures for the future, wemust stimulate awareness of the problems and provide resources for tackling them.

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In his guide Dr. Tout sets out the available forecasts of increases in longevity, points to ways in which potential problems of aging can be met, and describes programs which have already been successfully adopted in a number of countries.

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Tragically, increased longevity in developing countries has recently coincided with massive migrations and a series of disasters which have had serious repercussions for many old people and their families. This is the first in-depth study of the phenomenon, and it proposes a new approach. KenTout describes the present situation, sugges...

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In his guide Dr. Tout sets out the available forecasts of increases in longevity, points to ways in which potential problems of aging can be met, and describes programs which have already been successfully adopted in a number of countries.

Ken Tout is at HelpAge International.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:350 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.75 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198272766

ISBN - 13:9780198272762

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In his guide Dr. Tout sets out the available forecasts of increases in longevity, points to ways in which potential problems of aging can be met, and describes programs which have already been successfully adopted in a number of countries.

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'on applied development issues it is informed, positive and stimulating ... It is a template and catalyst for those concerned to improve elderly people's lives in the Third World.'Tony Warnes, King's College, London, International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 6:9