By Andreas Hoff

throughout the Nineties, Europe turned the 1st continent with a 'mature society', the place humans elderly 60 years and older outnumber little ones and as this development maintains, the ensuing 'ageing societies' will range from prior societies of their makeup, of their wishes, and of their source allocation. inhabitants getting older poses an excellent larger problem to the post-communist societies of imperative and japanese Europe. whereas nonetheless suffering to deal with the aftermath of the industrial and social transition strategy following the breakdown of communism, they're now dealing with much more speedy demographic swap than Western Europe. This ebook brings jointly major students to offer an realizing of the procedures underlying the very swift inhabitants aging in imperative and japanese Europe. as well as discussing the most demographic drivers at the back of this improvement in all of the international locations tested, this quantity additionally discusses its implications for coverage, healthcare provision, workforces, intergenerational relatives kin, the social solidarity of destiny critical and japanese eu societies, and the standard of lifestyles skilled by way of their voters. Organised round vast nation-states with ultimate sections analysing the book's findings and their destiny implications, inhabitants getting older in relevant and jap Europe could be of curiosity to gerontologists, coverage makers, scholars and students of inhabitants change

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