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Understanding Quality of Life in Old Age

Understanding Quality of Life in Old Age
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What constitutes quality of life for older people? How can quality of life be measured? How might policy makers improve quality of life for older people? This book considers key findings from the Growing Older research programme and presents them in a lively thematic format. It discusses essential topics such as environment, family, bereavement, identity, and social interaction and describes key concepts and measures. Using data drawn from a range of different research projects, the book illustrates considerable methodological diversity to capture a broad picture of quality of life. Key implications for future research on quality of life in older age are also proposed. The book is a companion volume to ''Growing Older: Quality of Life in Old Age'' edited by Alan Walker and Catherine Hagan Hennessy and is key reading on a range of undergraduate and Masters level courses including social gerontology, social work, sociology and social policy. This book features contributors such as: Sara Arber, John Baldock, Kate M.
McGraw-Hill Education; January 2005
222 pages; ISBN 9780335228249
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