The Age of Decline? Anxieties about Ageing in Japan

  title={The Age of Decline? Anxieties about Ageing in Japan},
  author={Iza Kaved{\vz}ija},
  pages={214 - 237}
ABSTRACT In the context of unprecedented life expectancy, the social position of the Japanese elderly is changing. Anxieties related to ageing are widely experienced by people of all ages and on a number of levels, including nationwide concerns over the ‘ageing population’ and its economic consequences; the ageing of local communities; on an interpersonal level, as older relatives may require care and support; and, finally, in relation to one's own ageing. These anxieties are examined based on… 

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