By Theresa W. Devasahayam
This e-book examines universal issues with regards to gender and getting old in nations in Southeast Asia. Derived from quantitative or qualitative equipment of knowledge assortment and research, the chapters demonstrate how growing old has turn into tempered through globalization, cultural values, relations constructions, women's emancipation and empowerment, social networks, executive regulations, and faith. The chapters are involved essentially with the next questions relating to gender and getting old: (a) how do men and women event outdated age? (b) do men and women have varied technique of coping financially and socially of their previous age? (c) does having engaged in salary paintings for longer sessions of time function a bonus to older males unlike 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 another way and has this coaching been mediated by way of academic degrees? (g) does having a better point of schooling make a distinction to how one studies aging? (h) how does classification 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 dying or hasn't ever been married? as the publication employs a cross-country research, readers achieve an knowing of up to date emergent traits not just in all the international locations but additionally in Southeast Asia as an entire.
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23 out by men. While this may be interpreted as a lack of independence and security, in societies where the “self ” is relational, such as those in Southeast Asia, interpersonal dependence may not necessarily be regarded as a negative trait. Being dependent on others for assistance and rendering help to the elderly who are in need of help continue to be a cultural value largely accepted among the young and old — a value differentiating much of the Western hemisphere from Southeast Asia. To a large extent then it may be said that social networks continue to be relatively strong in Southeast Asian communities in spite of the region’s demographic changes, greater emancipation of women, and the impact of globalization felt in this region in recent decades.
But because the social security system is limited or completely non-existent as to be expected for a developing country, working for an income becomes imperative for them as well as their families’ survival. Ananta also raises a fascinating point that the statistics for labour force participation for women are markedly lower compared with men because it has become socially acceptable for women to financially depend on their husbands who are expected to be the “rice winners” in the family. But interestingly, this pattern is found across the age groups, thereby suggesting that women have made a choice in deciding whether or not to work and it is a decision they can more easily make because they have husbands whom they can rely on.
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Gender and Ageing: Southeast Asian Perspectives by Theresa W. Devasahayam