- Machine generated contents note: pt. I Healthy Aging and Policy Implications in the U.S. -- 1.Healthy Aging in Community Context / Andrew E. Scharlach -- 2.Healthy Aging in the U.S. / William A. Satariano -- 3.Healthy Aging for Diverse Older Adults in the U.S. / Winston Tseng -- pt. II Healthy Aging and Policy Implications in Sweden -- 4.Healthy Aging in Sweden / Mats Thorslund -- 5.Healthy Aging among Immigrants in Sweden: What We Know and Need to Find Out / Sandra Torres -- pt. III Healthy Aging and Policy Implications in Japan -- 6.Health Care System and Policy Implications for Older Adults in Japan / Yasuyuki Gondo -- 7.Healthy Aging and Intergenerational Intervention in Japan / Takayuki Sasaki -- 8.Healthy Aging and Policy Implications for Older Immigrants in Japan / Kazumi Hoshino -- pt. IV Future Directions -- 9.Sociocultural Support Model for Healthy Aging for Older Immigrants: Perspectives from the U.S., Sweden, and Japan / Kazumi Hoshino -- 10.Conclusion / Kazumi Hoshino.
- "Healthy Aging in Sociocultural Context examines two emerging trends facing countries throughout the world: population aging and population diversity. It makes a unique contribution to our understanding of these timely issues by examining their implications for healthy aging, a topic of increasing importance to policy-makers, planners, researchers, families, and individuals of all ages. The book focuses on three countries that provide important examples of these emerging global trends - Japan, Sweden, and the United States. Japan and Sweden are at the forefront in terms of healthy life expectancies, while the United States represents a country with considerable diversity. Examining these three countries together provides a unique opportunity to address questions such as the following: How can we understand differences in healthy life expectancy among different countries? What role might diversity play? And how might these effects change as geographic mobility increases diversity, even among societies that historically have been relatively homogeneous?"--
- 9780415636216 (hardback)
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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