In a rare European-Asian interdisciplinary cross section world renowned experts present their riveting findings on the "Impact of Ageing".They draw our attention to the latest findings and data in demography, economy and society, law and social welfare, as well as biomedicine. Unique is their description of both mutuality and divergence in the progress of ageing in European and Asian population trends that will transform the world in fundamental ways by 2050.
Demographic data provide us with important insights into the ratio of "young-old" to "old-old"; we are drawn to the economic challenges of this "silver generation" and learn about a new agenda of age-friendly employment policies; we enlarge our knowledge on the health status of the elderly and become insiders to the biomedical leap progress in restoring our impaired immune system, all to retard ageing and elongate our lifespan.
Gabriele Sinigoj is a researcher in diplomatic history with former affiliations to the Departments of East Asian Studies, Political Science and Contemporary History at the University of Vienna in Austria. She has taught and lectured in the USA, Latin America, South,-and Southeast Asia. Her research focuses on the USA, Western Europe, India, and parts of Southeast,-and East Asia.