By Susan Orpett Long
In an period of fixing demographics and values, this quantity presents a cross-national and interdisciplinary standpoint at the query of who cares for and in regards to the aged. The individuals give some thought to examine stories, experimental programmes and private event in Japan and the U.S. to explicitly evaluate how regulations, practices and interpretations of elder care are evolving on the flip of the century.
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Who cares? Culture, structure, and agency in caring for the elderly in Japan. Stockholm: Stockholm East Asian Monographs, No. 9. , and Oka, M. (Eds). (1996). Public policy and the old age revolution in Japan. New York: Haworth Press, Inc. , and Blum, A. (1990). Introduction. In Aging and caregiving: Theory, research, and policy (pp. 9–23). Newbury Park: Sage Publications. , and Burton, L. (1994). Paradoxes of families and aging. George (Eds), Handbook of aging and the social sciences (pp. 254–282).
In addition, because of the difficulty in adopting an income-proportional method in the calculation of the amount of contribution (it is very difficult to know the exact amount of income of self-employed people in Japan), both the contribution and the benefit were set at an equal amount for all insured regardless of the amount of their income. ) This means that the burden of contributions was felt more severely by lower-income people than those with higher incomes, while for those who had a good amount of income, the retirement pension insurance meant much less than for the average self-employed person.
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