The Overselling of Population Aging: Apocalyptic Demography, Intergenerational Challenges, and Social Policy / Edition 1

The Overselling of Population Aging: Apocalyptic Demography, Intergenerational Challenges, and Social Policy / Edition 1

by Ellen Gee
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195414659

ISBN-13: 9780195414653

Pub. Date: 03/18/2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press

This volume tackles a number of popular misconceptions about the social and economic impact of an aging population. It emphasizes the specific demographic and policy changes taking place in Canada and focuses on trends in social policy that affect pensions, healthcare, and retirement. It provides a critical look at how an apocalyptic approach to the aging

Overview

This volume tackles a number of popular misconceptions about the social and economic impact of an aging population. It emphasizes the specific demographic and policy changes taking place in Canada and focuses on trends in social policy that affect pensions, healthcare, and retirement. It provides a critical look at how an apocalyptic approach to the aging population is being used by the conservative parties to dismantle the Canadian welfare state. It also examines the many ways in which intergenerational relationships are changing and challenges the popular image of the elderly population as a burden on the younger generations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195414653
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
03/18/2009
Series:
Studies in Canadian Population Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Lillian Zimmerman, Simon Fraser University
Preface Ellen M. Gee and Gloria M. Gutman
1. Population and Politics: Voodoo Demography, Population Ageing, and Social Policy, Ellen M. Gee
2. Three Demographic Stories: Apocalyptic, Opportunistic, and Realistic OR Chicken Little's, Nest Eggies, and Humpty Dumpties, Michael J. Prince, University of Victoria
3. Alarmist Economics and Women's Pensions: A Case of Semanticide, Lynn McDonald, University of Toronto
4. Population Ageing and Hospital Days: Will There Be a Problem?, Yves Carriere, Simon Fraser University
5. What Did You Ever Do for Me?: Intergenerational Linkages in a Restructuring Canada, Susan A. McDaniel, University of Alberta
6. Ageing Families: Have Current changes and Challenges been Oversold?, Carolyn J. Rosenthal, McMaster University
7. Intergenerational Care Giving: How Apocalyptic and Dominant Demographies Frame the Questions and Shape the Answers, Anne Martin-Matthews, University of British Columbia
8. The Refilled 'Nest': Debunking the Myth of Families-in-Crisis, Barbara A. Mitchell, simon Fraser University

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