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Gerontology

  • The Age of Dignityby Ai-jen Poo

    New Press, The 2015; US$ 25.95

    By 2035, 11.5 million Americans will be over the age of eighty-five, more than double today?s 5 million, living longer than ever before. To enable all of us to age with dignity and security in the face of this coming Age Wave, our society must learn to value the care of our elders. The process of building a culture that supports care is a key component... more...

  • Writers and Ageby Esther Harriott

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    Since 1900, the average life expectancy in the developed world has almost doubled, from 45 to 80. "We are almost a new species," declared the English writer V.S. Pritchett, while pointing out that this means "most of us have to face the prospect of a long old age before we die." Pritchett is one of five great writers--along with... more...

  • Social Policy for an Aging Societyby Carole B. Cox

    Springer Publishing Company 2015; US$ 60.00

    As people age, they are at increased risk of having their basic human rights threatened or violated. When age is perceived as incompetence, , it can easily lead to discrimination that impacts human rights. Based on the premise that social policy must reflect human rights principles, this graduate-level textbook views the challenges associated with... more...

  • Senior Power or Senior Perilby Brittany H Bramlett

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    As the Baby Boomer generation ages, the number of senior citizens as a proportion of the overall electorate is going to reach record numbers. This fact prompted Brittany Bramlett to ask: When senior citizens make up a large proportion of the local population, are they politically more powerful, or are they perhaps more powerless?   In Senior Power... more...

  • Aging and Lossby Jason Danely

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 28.95

    By 2030, over 30% of the Japanese population will be 65 or older, foreshadowing the demographic changes occurring elsewhere in Asia and around the world.  What can we learn from a study of the aging population of Japan and how can these findings inform a path forward for the elderly, their families, and for policy makers?   Based on nearly a decade... more...

  • Soziologie des Altersby Silke van Dyk

    transcript Verlag 2015; US$ 140.00

    In Zeiten des demografischen Wandels und kontinuierlich steigender Lebenserwartung ist das Alter(n) von Individuum und Gesellschaft in aller Munde. Dieses Studienbuch führt in das komplexe Theorie- und Forschungsfeld der Alterssoziologie ein. Es fokussiert dabei nicht nur auf das Alter als Lebensphase und soziale Lage, sondern nimmt zudem den lebenslangen... more...

  • Budgeting for Public Managersby John W. Swain; B.J. Reed

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 63.95

    Benefiting from the authors' many years of teaching undergraduate and graduate students and practitioners, here is a clear, comprehensive, practice-oriented text for public budgeting courses. Rather than presenting each budgeting concern in mind-numbing detail, the book offers a commonsensical view of public budgeting and its importance to current... more...

  • The Aging Networksby Kelly Niles-Yokum; Donna Wagner

    Springer Publishing Company 2014; US$ 65.00

    Praise for the Seventh Edition:. "Drs. Niles-Yokum and Wagner have written a comprehensive and accessible overview of aging services in the United States, from the evolution of a formal aging network through the older Americans Act to innovative new programs aimed at disaster preparedness, lifelong learning, and spiritual growth should be required... more...

  • Baby Boomers of Colorby Melvin Delgado

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    Because researchers often treat baby boomers of color as belonging to one group, quality data on the individual status of specific racial populations is lacking, leading to insufficiently designed programs, policies, and services. The absence of data is a testament to the invisibility of baby boomers of color in society and deeply affects the practice... more...

  • Sozialrechtliche Folgen von Trennung und Scheidungby Wolfgang Conradis

    Erich Schmidt Verlag 2014; US$ 43.83

    Sozialrecht und Familienrecht sind eng miteinander verwoben ? leider aber nicht immer aufeinander abgestimmt. Mit der Eheschließung entstehen viele sozialrechtliche Ansprüche, z.B. die Familienversicherung in der gesetzlichen Krankenversicherung oder die Witwen- bzw. Witwerrente. Kommt es zu einer Trennung, stellen sich in fast jedem Scheidungsverfahren... more...