The proportion of older people in Japanese prisons has risen sharply since the recession of the early 1990s. Around 17% of Japanese prisoners are over 65.
‘Successful aging’: Sacred or Profane? Insights from classical sociological theory
The critique of the notion of ‘successful aging’ coined a while ago by Rowe and Kahn, revolves around these issues of intra-generational (in addition to inter-generational) inequality, whether it is represented in media discourses about later life, or in individuals’ everyday experiences.