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Aging and Social Policy – A German-Japanese Comparison

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2002, ISBN 3-89129-840-4, EUR 45, iudicium Verlag, Munich, 353 p. [Order]

Authors

Lützeler, Ralph
Conrad, Harald

Aging and Social Policy – A German-Japanese Comparison

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”.

Content


ABOUT THE AUTHORS
pp.351-

Hijiya-Kirschnereit, Irmela
Preface
pp.7-10

ARAI, Makoto
The Aging Society and the Social Security System in Japan
pp.37-50

KOJIMA, Hiroshi
Population Aging and Living Arrangements of the Elderly in Japan
pp.51-74

VEITH, Karin
The Aging Process in Germany and Implications for a Needs-Oriented Social Policy
pp.75-88

TALCOTT, Paul
The Politics of Japan's Long-Term Care Insurance System
pp.89-122

NAEGELE, Gerhard; REICHERT, Monika
Six Years of Long-Term Care Insurance in Germany: An verview
p.123-139

KNÜVER, Iris; MERFERT, Matthias
Long-Term Care Insurance in Germany: The Role of the Federal States
p.139-148

KLIE, Thomas
Long-Term Care Insurance in Germany and Japan: A Comparative Comment
pp.149-156

CAMPBELL, John Creighton
How Policies Differ: Long-Term Care Insurance in Japan and Germany
pp.157-188

SCHMÄHL, Winfried
Pension Policy in Germany: Major Postwar Reforms and Recent Decisions
pp.221-250

ROTHGANG, Heinz
Long-Term Care in Germany: Projections on Public Long-Term Care Insurance Financing
pp.251-274

Lützeler, Ralph
Demographic and Regional Aspects of Aging and Long-Term Care in Japan
pp.275-298

FRÜHSTÜCK, Sabine
The Rhetoric of Reform: On the Institutionalization and De-Institutionalization of Old Age
pp.299-334

KIMURA, Rihito
Bioethical Public Policy and the Making of the 1997 Japanese Long-TermCare Insurance Law
pp.335-350

Conrad, Harald
Old Age Security in Japan: The Implications of Recent Public and Occupational Pension Reforms
pp.189-220

Lützeler, Ralph; Conrad, Harald
German and Japanese Social Policy in Comparative Perspective: An Overview
pp.11-34