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Both borrowers and lenders: Time banks and the aged in Japan

Miller, Elizabeth Jill

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The rapid ageing of Japan’s population is occurring in the midst of accelerating social change, causing a rethinking about what it means to grow old. Some older Japanese are pioneering new models for ageing through their involvement in groups known as time banks. These are non-profit organisations which trade time, a universal possession, rather than conventional currency for services. Time given in volunteering is banked for future redemption as assistance for the giver, with points paid per...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorMiller, Elizabeth Jill
dc.date.accessioned2009-02-23T03:13:10Z
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-04T02:37:05Z
dc.date.available2009-02-23T03:13:10Z
dc.date.available2011-01-04T02:37:05Z
dc.date.created2008-06
dc.identifier.otherb23545653
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/47990
dc.identifier.urihttp://digitalcollections.anu.edu.au/handle/1885/47990
dc.description.abstractThe rapid ageing of Japan’s population is occurring in the midst of accelerating social change, causing a rethinking about what it means to grow old. Some older Japanese are pioneering new models for ageing through their involvement in groups known as time banks. These are non-profit organisations which trade time, a universal possession, rather than conventional currency for services. Time given in volunteering is banked for future redemption as assistance for the giver, with points paid per hour. This first study of the impact of time banks on the lives of older Japanese members aims to chart how such groups can help both their senior members and society as a whole.¶ ...
dc.language.isoen
dc.rights.uriThe Australian National University
dc.subjecttime banks
dc.subjectageing in Japan
dc.subjectvolunteering
dc.titleBoth borrowers and lenders: Time banks and the aged in Japan
dc.typeThesis (PhD)
dcterms.valid2008
local.description.refereedyes
local.type.degreeDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)
dc.date.issued2008-06
local.contributor.affiliationFaculty of Arts, School of Social Sciences
local.contributor.affiliationThe Australian National University
local.identifier.doi10.25911/5d7a2b22478f5
local.mintdoimint
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