Aging and Social Policy : A German-Japanese Comparison
In recent years, Japan and Germany have been facing very similar challenges: aging populations, changing employment structures, long-lasting economic stagnation, and globalization, all of which threaten existing social security arrangements. Both countries are in a number of respects more socially and politically regulated, and in this sense less liberal, than the Anglo-American economies. Nonetheless, during the last couple of years several important social policy reforms have been implemented. A comparison of these reforms may provide valuable insights into the changing character of “conservative” welfare states. This volume concentrates on two fields of social policy: long-term care insurance and public pensions. These social insurances are at the center of current public debate in both countries because population aging translates immediately into a higher demand for care for the elderly and old age security. The contributions range from demographic and policy implications of aging through detailed analyses on the different reform measures to specific aspects such as bioethical or regional policy considerations. The volume is intended not only for experts specializing in social policy research but also for policy makers as well as the general reader interested in the current debates centering on the “restructuring of the welfare state”.
German and Japanese Social Policy in Comparative Perspective: An Overview
Lützeler, Ralph / Conrad, Harald
The Aging Society and the Social Security System in Japan
Population Aging and Living Arrangements of the Elderly in Japan
The Aging Process in Germany and Implications for a Needs-Oriented Social...
The Politics of Japan's Long-Term Care Insurance System
Six Years of Long-Term Care Insurance in Germany: An Overview
Naegele, Gerhard / Reichert, Monika
Long-Term Care Insurance in Germany: The Role of the Federal States
Knüver, Iris / Merfert, Matthias
How Policies Differ: Long-Term Care Insurance in Japan and Germany
Campbell, John Creighton
Old Age Security in Japan: The Implications of Recent Public and Occupational...
Pension Policy in Germany: Major Postwar Reforms and Recent Decisions
Long-Term Care in Germany: Projections on Public Long-Term Care Insurance...
Demographic and Regional Aspects of Aging and Long-Term Care in Japan
The Rhetoric of Reform: On the Institutionalization and De-Institutionalization...
Bioethical Public Policy and the Making of the 1997 Japanese Long-TermCare...
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