Generational Change and New Policy Challenges

Australia and South Korea

Edited by Ruth Phillips

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Format: paperback
244 pages
ISBN: 9781920898649

Publication: 01 Oct 2007

Publisher: Sydney University Press

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What is the ‘sandwich generation’ and why is ‘care’ its key defining characteristic?
What are the different effects and responses to the digital generation in Australia and Korea?
How are Australia and Korea addressing the needs arising from the pressing social issue of our time, the ageing of our populations?

How might scholars, practitioners and students approach these diverse generational issues in a comparative context? You will find insightful responses to these and other questions in this book. Leading researchers in their fields such as national demography expert, Professor Peter McDonald, leading gerontology researcher, Professor Hal Kendig, childcare policy expert, Associate Professor Deborah Brennan and a number of Korean counterparts provide strong analytical discussions on key issues for the future of the two countries.

Arising from a conference held in late 2005 that brought together key researchers across a number of disciplines, this edited collection draws together critical concerns of two countries that are experiencing extraordinary generational change. With support from the Australia Korea Foundation, this book has been produced as an important resource for anyone interested in how Australia's responses to generational change compare to Korea's engagement with very similar problems. It highlights similarities and diversities in experiences and responses within Australia and Korea and analyses the major social policy challenges in the present and for the future.

Ruth Phillips is an associate professor in social work and policy studies at the University of Sydney

Don Stammer

1. Introduction: diverse histories and shared contemporary social issues – the Australian and Korean welfare states
Ruth Phillips

Social and demographic changes in Australia and Korea
2. Australian demographic prospects, 2004–2050
Peter McDonald
3. Demographic changes in Korea during the period of 1960–2000
Ik Ki Kim

The digital generation and the social impact of new technologies
4. The impact of new technologies on the digital generation: a critical analysis and review of policy making in Australia
Ali Mubarak
5. The digital generation and the social impact of new technologies: digital natives in Korea
Heejin Lin, Gil-Soo Han and Sangjo Oh

The sandwich generation
6. Generations of care: demographic change and public policy in Australia
Deborah Brennan
7. Child care support programs for double income families in Korea
Jeong-hee Kim

The ageing population
8. Health, economic and policy implications of an ageing Australia
Hal Kendig and Ruth Phillips
9. The health, economic, and policy implications of the ageing Korean society
Eun-jeong Kang

10. The wider context: some key implications of generational change in Asia
Eugene Sebastian

Author biographies

Format: paperback
Size: 210 × 148 × 14 mm
244 pages
2 colour tables, 25 b&w tables, and 9 colour illustrations
ISBN: 9781920898649
Publication: 01 Oct 2007