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Although the rate of population growth has declined, the rate of ageing in Asia is the most rapid in the world. This article not only deals with the notion of ageing but also the policy responses and practical health, housing, domiciliary care and life enrichment issues.
Social service planning for any specific population requires a recognition of features which distinguish the group from others as well as variations within the group. To illustrate the implications of variation for service provision for ageing women, four key variables selected are: physical and...
Through personal interviews with elderly persons who came from the lower socioeconomic sector and who had applied for residential care in Hong Kong, the relationship between locus of control and aspects of elderly persons' cognitive functioning was explored. Findings revealed that the majority...
With prolonged longevity and present inadequate provisions of community support services, the stress of caregiving is profound. An analytical framework, namely, the “paradox of community care”, is presented and its effects for caregivers and receivers are analysed at both micro and macro levels...
The psychosocial adjustment of three groups of ‘young elderly’ Cantonese-speaking Chinese is compared with the adjustment of European-Canadians. Fifty young-elderly Chinese people from Hong Kong who migrated to Canada to join their adult children were compared with 50 young-elderly...
The elderly population in Singapore has grown at a faster rate than the general population and will continue to expand in size over the next 40 years. This article examines the profile of the elderly and the new population policy of raising fertility.
It has been taken for granted that Chinese communities in Hong Kong would have an extended family or large kinship network to render such ‘care in the community.’ This exploratory study was conducted in a community based rehabilitation project. A great majority of disabled elderly people's...
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