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By Susan Orpett Long

In an period of fixing demographics and values, this quantity offers a cross-national and interdisciplinary viewpoint at the query of who cares for and in regards to the aged. The participants ponder examine reviews, experimental programmes and private adventure in Japan and the USA to explicitly evaluate how rules, practices and interpretations of elder care are evolving on the flip of the century.

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And my adopted daughter Ellen, she has her own family, she lost her husband and [has] her own family to take care of. They don’t have to ask me for nothing… The only thing I can think of now—that’s why I’m working—[is] trying not to put myself in the position that I have to call somebody because I can’t pay my electrical bill, or can’t pay my telephone bill. (Stella Richards, aged 72, pp. 116–117) The kind of network illustrated above seems more suited to a society which embraces household transitions as a necessary condition of changes in the family cycle.

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Yanow, D. (1996). How does a policy mean? Interpreting policy and organizational actions. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press. Part I Assuring Care Government policies and programs 1 Cultural meanings of “security” in aging policies Akiko Hashimoto Postindustrial societies today contend with a new population dynamics that has never before existed in their demographic history. As the number of older people grows, countries such as Japan and the United States must determine how to best organize themselves to provide for the needs of this population, while fostering the sense of social contract for the society as a whole.

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