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Author Troisi, Joseph.

Title Ageing in the Mediterranean.

Published Bristol : Policy Press, 2013.


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Physical description 1 online resource (406 pages)
Series Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Contents Ageing in the Mediterranen_4Helen_NoBackCover; Ageing inthe Mediterranean; Contents; List of tables and figures; Tables; Figures; Preface: Working for future ageing societies: ambivalent realities in the Mediterranean region; The present agenda of population ageing; Focusing on the Mediterranean region; Notes on contributors; Part I. The Mediterranean region: its social fabric; 1. Squaring the circle: demographic outlook and social development as determinants of ageing in the Mediterranean; Entering a contested terrain; What is 'the Mediterranean'?; Ambivalences in contrast.
Modernisation as a critical reference for researching ageingThe ageing complex in the Mediterranean: challenges and developments; Consequences and perspectives; 2. Demographic outlook of ageing in the Mediterranean, 1950-2050; Introduction; Socioeconomic consequences; Demographic data and population ageing; Population ageing in the Mediterranean region; Determinants of population ageing; Trends in population ageing; Demographic characteristics of the elderly population; Conclusion; 3. An ageing population, institutional context and family values in Southern Europe.
What is so special about the Mediterranean?Historical study of Mediterranean family patterns and its contemporary relevance; European divides; Structure, culture and the role of the family as welfare agency on the two Mediterranean shores; Conclusion; 4. Becoming conscious of the 'whole Mediterranean': old cleavages and recent developments; Surprising experiences and new directions; Sudden ruptures and traditional divisions; Landscape and environment as elementary conditions; Crisis in this maritime world; New lines of reasoning about 'the Mediterranean'
The 'southern welfare states' and the southern shore countries'Le noir et le bleu: un rêve méditerranéen?'; Part II. Comparisons and diversity inemployment, health and care: ageingin the Mediterranean; 5. Ageing and employment in the Mediterranean: old and new challenges; The age divide; Some economic consequences of an ageing population; Market selection, age-related discrimination and policy disincentives; Setting the incentives right: an overview of macro and micro policies; What can MENA countries learn from their northern shore partners?
6. The present and future health status of older people in the Mediterranean regionIntroduction; Measuring health; Health and quality of life; Disability and the need for care; Improving health and quality of life among older people in the Mediterranean region; Conclusion; 7. The new risk of dependency in old age and (missed) employment opportunities: the Southern Europe model in a comparative perspective; Introduction; Care policies and female employment in European countries; The Southern European trajectory in a comparative perspective: problems and prospects in Italy and Spain; Conclusion.
Notes 8. Migration, retirement and transnationalism in the Mediterranean region.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This important and timely volume brings together a distinguished set of international scholars who provide rich information about the social, economic, political, and historical factors responsible for shaping ageing policy in the Mediterranean region.
Other author Von Kondratowitz, Hans-Joachim.
JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Older people -- Mediterranean Region -- Social conditions.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781447301073