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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 55.95
Recent decades have seen a fundamental change in the age structure of many western societies. In these societies it is now common for a fifth to a quarter of the population to be retired, for fewer babies to be born than is required to sustain the size of the population and for life expectancy to exceed eighty years old. This book provides an overview... more...
- CRC Press 2006; US$ 34.95
This volume of original chapters is designed to bring attention to a neglected area of feminist scholarship - aging. After several decades of feminist studies we are now well informed of the complex ways that gender shapes the lives of women and men. Similarly, we know more about how gendered power relations interface with race and ethnicity, class... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2002; US$ 99.95
This text brings together sociological, anthropological and social policy perspectives on the life course with a view to developing the conceptual rigour of the term as well as to exploring the rich range of debates and issues it encompasses. Linking traditional sociological and anthropological concerns with more recent postmodern debates centred... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2003; US$ 39.00
In the face of rapid population ageing, there is a need to promote better employment opportunities for older people. Much has been said about the need for reform of old-age pensions and early-retirement schemes but this may not be sufficient to raise employment rates for older people signficantly or to reduce the future risk of labour shortages. more...
- International Development Research Centre 2002; US$ 40.00
The case studies in this book focus on the emergence, extent and nature of national policies on ageing and associated strategies to address long-term care needs. Key opportunities for and constraints on policy are identified in this first round of regional studies. more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 172.00
This book explores concepts of quality of life in older age in the theoretical literature and presents the views of a national sample of people aged sixty- five years or older. It offers a broad overview of the quality of life experienced by older people in Britain using a number of wide ranging indicators, including:. Health. Hobbies and interests.... more...
- Springer Publishing Company 2006; US$ 55.00
There is no other book that provides a comprehensive look at the research, practice, and ideological aspects of consumer voice and choice in long term care. Opportunity for consumers to provide input about their services within the traditional system is a defining element of consumer voice. Hearing from consumers about the quality of, and their satisfaction... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2004; US$ 242.00
Provides an introduction to the work of the Economic and Social Reseach Council (ESRC) funded Growing Older Programme. This book focuses on ways in which quality of life can be extended for older people and offers short research-based summaries of findings on a variety of core topics with a major emphasis on the views of older people themselves. more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2004; US$ 252.00
Provides a comprehensive picture of quality of life in old age in five very different European Union countries. This book covers important issues concerning quality in later life, including physical and mental health, the environments of ageing, employment and income, family and support networks and participation and social integration. more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2005; US$ 242.00
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 Growing Older research programme and presents them in a thematic format. It discusses topics such as environment, family, bereavement, identity, and more. more...