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Book Cover; Title; Contents; List of figures; List of tables; List of contributors; Acknowledgments; List of abbreviations; Introduction; Assuring care: government policies and programs; Cultural meanings of ̃securitỹ in aging policies; The socioeconomic context of Japanese social policy for aging; From the New Deal to the new millennium: bridging the gap in US aging and health policy; Changing meanings of frail old people and the Japanese welfare state; Critical issues in health care for the US elderly: beyond the millennium; Providing care: professional caregivers.
This volume provides a broader picture of how elder care is defined at a time when ageing is becoming increasingly defined as a social problem. It is a valuable source for researchers in health and welfare, social policy and gerontology.
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