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Recent book launches from Policy Press
Population ageing and international development
Ageing and intergenerational relations

Population ageing and international development
From generalisation to evidence

Peter Lloyd-Sherlock

Over the next 40 years the number of people aged 60+ in the world, many of
whom live in developing regions, will grow by 1ΒΌ billion. What will old
age be like for them? This original book provides an analysis of links
between development, population ageing and older people, challenging some
widely held misconceptions. It highlights the complexity of international
experiences and argues that the effects of population ageing on development
are influenced by policy choices. The book will be of interest to a range
of academic disciplines, including economics, gerontology, social policy
and development studies as well as policy-makers and practitioners
concerned with developing countries.

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Ageing and intergenerational relations
Family reciprocity from a global perspective
Misa Izuhara

With socio-economic and demographic changes taking place in contemporary
societies, new patterns of family relations are forming partly due to
significant family changes, value shifts, precariousness in the labour
market, and increasing mobility within and beyond national boundaries. This
exciting book explores the exchange of support between generations and
examines variations in contemporary practices and rationales in different
regions and societies around the world. It draws on theoretical
perspectives and empirical analyses to discuss both newly emerging patterns
of family reciprocity and more established ones which are affected by
changing opportunities and pressures in contemporary societies. The book is
split into two parts: the first reviews key theoretical and conceptual
debates in this field, while the second offers new insights and an
understanding of exchange practices based on case studies from different
regions and different relationships.

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