Journal of Social Sciences

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This article aims to describe the relationship between urban society, risk society, and ageing society. As the result of modernity, 'urban society' has shared the characteristics of 'risk society' including environmental pollutions, crimes, ghettos, and traffic congestions, etc. Those problems are results of human activities which reflect the degrading urban society. With the effects of demographic transition, the population age structure of many countries has changed and become the so-called 'ageing society.' Since the urban society has become more and more risky for functions and individuals, it is expected that its effects on economy and lifestyle would get worsened directly with the ageing society. The elderly living in the urban are relatively affected by these causes also. Hence, the understanding of the problems is needed to prepare for the situation effectively.

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