Growing Older in World Cities

Growing Older in World Cities

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Population aging often provokes fears of impending social security deficits, uncontrollable medical expenditures, and transformations in living arrangements, but public policy could also stimulate social innovations. These issues are typically studied at the national level; yet they must be resolved where most people live--in diverse neighborhoods in cities. New York, London, Paris, and Tokyo are the four largest cities among the wealthiest, most developed nations of the world. The essays commissioned for this volume compare what it is like to grow older in these cities with respect to health care, quality of life, housing, and long-term care. The contributors look beyond aggregate national data to highlight the importance of how local authorities implement policies.Particular challenges are presented by some of Inner Londona#39;s housing stock, where high-density terraced housing ... Many of these were erected during the 1960s and their tenants have aged with them. ... Only two of the fourteen Inner London boroughs report male life expectancies higher than the average for Englandanbsp;...

Title:Growing Older in World Cities
Author:Victor Rodwin
Publisher:Vanderbilt University Press - 2006


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