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Interview with Giang Thanh Long, National Economics University of Vietnam

2018-10-16T15:31:10+00:00 Tags: , , , |

How would you describe the historical relationship between older people and their families, especially as concerns ensuring income security and material wellbeing? As the majority of older people, especially in developing Asia, are not covered by any social security system and their own income depends on [...]

Interview with Eva Sabdono, Executive Director of Yayasan Emong Lansia

2018-10-16T15:32:03+00:00 Tags: , , , |

How do you perceive the eff ects of changing family structure on older people and communities in Indonesia? Indonesia, like most societies across Asia, is experiencing a shift from an extended family structure to a nuclear family, due to demographic changes. The reduced family [...]

I can be a resource and contribute towards disaster risk reduction

2018-09-07T14:47:58+00:00 Tags: , , , |

Older people make up approximately 9% of the Myanmar population. Evidence shows that they are disproportionately affected by disasters – a result of their increased physical vulnerability, the belief that they are a burden rather than an asset in [...]