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Aged. Gerontology (Social aspects). Retirement

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  • Age Mattersby Toni M. Calasanti

    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...

  • Social Identities Across The Life Courseby Jenny Hockey; Dr Allison James

    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...

  • Swedenby Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

    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...

  • Ageing and Long-Term Careby David R. Phillips; Alfred C.M. Chan

    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...

  • Consumer Voice and Choice in Long-Term Careby Suzanne R. Kunkel; Valerie Wellin

    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...

  • Population Ageing and Economic Growthby Sandra Gruescu

    Springer 2007; US$ 179.00

    Reviews standard economic growth models concentrating on the relationship between population ageing and economic growth and develop a growth model with endogenous human capital and endogenous fertility. This work uses this model to analyse the effects of education policy and family policy on economic growth. more...

  • Social Roles and Social Participationby David J. Mangen; Warren A. Peterson

    University of Minnesota Press 1978; US$ 45.00

    The increasing number of older people in the United States has served to focus attention upon the processes of aging and the effectiveness of social programs for the elderly. In order to plan effective programs, accurate social measures are necessary. Now, more than ever before, researchers need conceptually explicit instruments designed to assess... more...

  • Health, Program Evaluation, and Demographyby David J. Mangen; Warren A. Peterson

    University of Minnesota Press 1980; US$ 45.00

    The increasing number of older people in the United States has served to focus attention upon the processes of aging and the effectiveness of social programs for the elderly. In order to plan effective programs, accurate social measures are necessary. Now, more than ever before, researchers need conceptually explicit instruments designed to assess... more...

  • Ways of Agingby Jaber F. Gubrium; James A. Holstein

    Wiley 2008; US$ 147.95

    Written and edited by social gerontologists, and focusing on everyday experiences, these essays draw from original case studies to look at the diverse ways of growing and being older. Collects ten original essays on the aging experience, written by prominent social gerontologists. Highlights diverse ways of growing and being older. Offers detailed... more...

  • Ageing and the Public Serviceby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2007; US$ 70.00

    Government workforces are ageing even more rapidly than the rest of society. This raises specific challenges and opportunities. An ageing public service increases fiscal burdens while decreasing immediate capacities to deliver services. In the long run, however, it also offers a strategic opportunity to downsize the public sector workforce if necessary... more...