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Ageing Societies

A Comparative Introduction

Ageing Societies
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"Ageing Societies: A Comparative Introduction" provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of ageing, highlighting the inter-connections between health, economic and social aspects of ageing. Virpi Timonen's book is written in a lively and accessible style and will be particularly valuable for undergraduates and students on professional courses' - Sara Arber, University of Surrey, UK. What is ageing? Why is ageing important and how can we understand it better? How does policy and practice in relation to ageing populations differ across the globe? This book aims to convince readers that ageing is not boring, threatening or depressing, but that it has enormous relevance for the young and the old alike. Virpi Timonen provides an engaging introduction to the central social, economic and political aspects and impacts of ageing and makes the case for the importance of analysing ageing from a number of different perspectives.Using comparative international data, the author provides a detailed description of the process of population ageing, including increasing longevity, changes in fertility and variations in the health status of older populations.
McGraw-Hill Education; April 2008
221 pages; ISBN 9780335235551
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