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By Ian Gillespie Cook, Jamie Halsall

This ebook examines the most important getting older strategies in seven international locations (United States, uk, Sweden, Japan, China, Nepal, and South Africa) and the most rules which were, and are being, built to accommodate this swift swap within the demographic profile. It addresses the issues which are pointed out in addition to the positive factors of getting older inside each one of those contrasting societies. therefore it makes an important contribution to the main debates approximately aging around the globe.

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17). 21% from the employer applies also to income over the set ceiling and is thus regarded as a tax that is put into the national budget, rather than a pension contribution to those high earners. The concept of a premium reserve system is interesting, and worth quoting in detail: The premium pension is wholly fund-financed. Premium pension credit has been calculated since 1995. Premium pension capital is invested according to the wish of the individual saver, who selects which fund or funds should manage the money, and asset management is done in mutual funds managed by independent fund managers.

The Times Newspaper on 14th April 2010 described the concept of the Big Society idea as “…an impressive attempt to reframe the role of government and unleash entrepreneurial spirit”. It has been agreed by many political commentators that the reason why the Conservative Party and the Liberal Democrats formed a coalition in May 2010 was due to the policy ideas of the “Big Society”. The Big Society initiative forms a substantial part of the legislative programme of the Conservative-Liberal Coalition Agreement.

The implicit message was that older disabled people were worthy of less help. People above the age of 65 could belong in the target population if their impairments had manifested themselves before that age” (p. 72). ” Swedish disability policy, by setting up an age barrier of 65 years is an example of “institutional ageism” according to Jonsson and Larsson, and an oversimplification of the disability situation that people can face: From the position of resisting oppression, policy makers and members of the disability movement have inadvertently contributed in the construction of stereotyped images of old age and supported a system that provide less services to disabled people above the age of 65 (ibid, p.

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