Family Support Networks and Population Ageing
This publication is an attempt to identify the more salient issues related to elderly support facing societies where aging is occurring much more suddenly that in North America and Europe. Some of these problems are common to all societies experiencing aging and some peculiar to those that have joined the low fertility level group only recently. The volume attempts to cover a wide ranging set of issues, from those purely demographic involving hard constraints on kin availability to those involving transfer rules rooted in cultural norms. The effect of the changing institutional context— macroeconomic performance, state policies and the operation of private markets—creates a large canvass within which the resource availability for the elderly are negotiated and allocated.