Gender and Ageing: Southeast Asian Perspectives by Theresa W. Devasahayam

By Theresa W. Devasahayam

This booklet examines universal topics concerning gender and growing old in nations in Southeast Asia. Derived from quantitative or qualitative equipment of knowledge assortment and research, the chapters show how getting old has develop into tempered by way of globalization, cultural values, relatives buildings, women's emancipation and empowerment, social networks, govt regulations, and faith. The chapters are involved essentially with the subsequent questions on the topic of gender and getting older: (a) how do men and women adventure outdated age? (b) do men and women have various technique of coping financially and socially of their outdated age? (c) does having engaged in salary paintings for longer classes of time function a bonus to older males not like older girls? (d) does a woman's basic position as caregiver serve to drawback her in previous age? (e) what types of identities have older men and women built for themselves? (f) do men and women organize for growing old in a different way and has this education been mediated through academic degrees? (g) does having the next point of schooling make a distinction to how one studies getting older? (h) how does category form the best way men and women cope in previous age? and (i) what does it suggest to be a 'single' older one that has both misplaced a wife via loss of life or hasn't ever been married? as the e-book employs a cross-country research, readers achieve an knowing of up to date emergent tendencies not just in all the international locations but in addition in Southeast Asia as a complete.

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Generally among ethnic Thais, the child who stays with the parents in old age often inherits the house and perhaps an extra share of the land — a custom generally favouring women given the predominance of matrilocal residence. As in other Southeast Asian societies, the family traditionally takes the primary responsibility for older people. A norm of filial obligations underlies intergenerational relations (Knodel, Saengtienchai and Sittitrai 1995). Parents also typically continue to feel obliged to ensure the wellbeing of their adult children and intergenerational exchanges of support and services remain pervasive (Knodel and Chayovan 2008).

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