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By Dr. Vern L. Bengtson PhD, Kyong-Dong Kim PhD, George Myers PhD, Ki-Soo Eun PhD

Widely known specialists current the 1st comparative research of modern advancements between six japanese and Western international locations relating inhabitants getting older and its results. Chapters concentrate on demographic traits, sociocultural contexts, and coverage implications. countries chosen as case experiences comprise: the People's Republic of China, the Republic of Korea, Japan, Germany, the uk, and the USA. The editors and participants name realization to the various trajectories and results of inhabitants getting older in culturally diversified societies which are frequently at assorted phases or on various paths of monetary improvement. Such analyses convey into sharper concentration these stipulations which are targeted, or comparable, and emphasize the ways that cultural stereotypes of getting older and the aged complicate our figuring out of the consequences of world-wide inhabitants getting older.

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All this because the incidence of physical and psychological needs will vary; because perceptions of need will vary both between individuals, families, and "experts"; because the capacity usefully to intervene will Aging in Industrial Societies 35 vary according to the state of medical and technological know-how, and the ordering of community priorities as to what and how much should be invested, byway of money or manpower—publicly, voluntarily and/or commercially—in what sorts of services on the ground.

CHANGING FAMILIES AND PARENT SUPPORT There are two aspects of providing family support for the elderly persons in East Asian societies: support given by dispersed families and support given by coresiding families. The former is largely a consequence of industrialization, and the latter is part of the traditional culture. In Korea, for example, the family is the primary source of support for its members; over 90% of Korean elderly persons cite the family support network (comprised of an elderly person's spouse, married son(s) and their spouse(s), married daughter(s) and their spouse(s), and unmarried child(ren) in a single household or in multiple dispersed households) as the one to which they most often turn for help (Choi&Seo, 1992; Sung, 1991).

Blackwell. Weber, M. (1930). ) The Protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalism. London: George Allen & Unwin. Wilson, T. ). (1974). Pensions, inflation and growth: A comparative study of the elderly in the welfare state. London: Heinemann Educational. CHAPTER An Asian Perspective on Aging East and West: Filial Piety and Changing Families Kyu-taik Sung n the last few decades, families have undergone significant changes in the course of rapid industrialization and urbanization in Asian society.

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