Section 1. Ageing and Societies: Chapter 1. A Silent Revolution.- Chapter 2. The New Demography.- Chapter 3. National Trends.- Chapter 4. The `New Era' in Health.- Chapter 5. Survival and Health.- Section 2. Communities, Families and Individuals: Chapter 6. Community Change.- Chapter 7. Community Participation.- Chapter 8. Family Change.- Chapter 9. Family Resources.- Chapter 10. Successful Aging.- Chapter 11. The Third Age.- Section 3. Policies and Prospects: Chapter 12. Policy Concepts.- Chapter 13. Policy Responses.- Chapter 14. Aging in Asia.- Chapter 15. Policy Responses in Asia.- Chapter 16. Prospects.- Chapter 17. Risks and Resilience.- Index.
Donald T. Rowland is an adjunct associate professor in the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University. He is the author of Demographic Methods and Concepts and more than a hundred other academic publications, many on aspects of population aging.
"Rowland has been dealing with the issue of population ageing for more than 30 years ... [His] latest contribution, Population Aging: The Transformation of Societies, examines the causes and consequences of population ageing across the countries that have the oldest or largest aged populations in Europe, North America, Asia and Australasia. This international comparison allows him to draw cogent conclusions about the implications of population ageing for different societies given the relative risks they face from population ageing and their resilience as changes occur. The book is well written and would suit a variety of readers ranging from policy-makers, educators and practitioners in health and welfare engaging with issues arising from population ageing in countries across the world, to students in the social and health sciences. It is also easily accessible to any lay reader who would benefit from its accessible exposition of the issues." From the review by D. Cullen in Australasian Journal on Ageing, Volume 32, No 1, March 2013