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Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-214) and index.
Aging in Japan: Demography and Income -- Consequences of Social Change -- Welfare Homes for the Aged and Emerging Retirement Communities -- Fuji-No-Sato: The Setting and the System -- The Residents -- Social Integration: Management and Residents: Communication Failure -- The Residents Association -- Group and Individual Activities -- Patterns of Social Interaction.
Faced with the decline of the traditional family and the explosive growth of the over-65 population, the Japanese are looking for new ways to care for their elders. This study documents the birth of a major social phenomenon in Japan - the planned retirement community.
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