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LAWS 3420 - Law and Ethics in an Ageing Society: Global Perspectives
This course aims to enhance students’ knowledge of current and emerging legal and ethical issues most pertinent to the lives of older persons today, and their ability to propose and evaluate solutions to specific problems and challenges in this area. As societies around the world are confronted with rapidly ageing populations, many countries have adopted a range of legal and regulatory approaches to addressing issues such as age discrimination, in/capacity and old age, care of the elderly, elder abuse and exploitation, pensions and income maintenance, inheritance, among others. The course adopts an international and comparative approach to examine the legal issues and legal treatment of older people in ageing societies in Hong Kong, PRC, regionally, and globally. It introduces students to the demographic, social, economic, and cultural contexts within which the law and/or other forms of regulation respond to ageing issues in different societies.