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Aged. Gerontology (Social aspects). Retirement

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  • Family and Community Life of Older Peopleby Miriam Bernard; Jim Ogg; Judith and Phillips; Chris Phillipson

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 62.95

    Family life has changed rapidly over te past fifty years and the number of people living longer increases year on year Family and Community Life of Older People revisits three areas (Bethnal Green in London, Wolverhampton in the Midlands and Woodford in Essex) which were the subject of classic studies in the late 1940s and 1950s and explores changes... more...

  • Ageing in Singaporeby Peggy Teo; Kalyani Mehta; Leng Leng Thang; Angelique Chan

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 48.95

    Older persons are often portrayed as social and financial burdens because pensions, health and social care have to withstand increasing old age dependency ratios. Due to a lack of access to representation or a lack of social and economic power, older people have found few opportunities to have their voices heard, making age an immensely political... more...

  • The Social Context of Ageingby Christina Victor

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 59.95

    This comprehensive text focuses on the social contexts of ageing, looking at the diversity of ageing and older people, and at different factors that are important to experiences of old age and ageing. It includes key chapters on: theoretical and methodological bases for the study of ageing demographic context of the 'ageing' population health... more...

  • Purpose & Power In Retirementby Harold Koenig

    Templeton Press 2008; US$ 9.99

    Dr. Harold G. Koenig, with expertise in the fields of geriatrics, mental health, and religion, explains that the notion of retirement was in fact a marketing tool developed in the post-World War II period. Continuing today, society's image of retirement is based largely on myths, such as: things will get better when you retire—you'll... more...

  • Families Caring Across Bordersby Dr Loretta Baldassar; Professor Cora Vellekoop Baldock; Dr Raelene Wilding

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 120.00

    This is an ethnographic account of the transnational caregiving experiences and practices of Australian migrants and refugees, caring for their elderly parents in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and New Zealand. It describes how people respond to unprecedented mobility (both voluntary and forced), globalized job markets and an ageing population. more...

  • Residential Tourismby Mason R. McWatters

    Multilingual Matters 2008; US$ 49.95

    Offers a critical exploration of the foreign retirement/expatriate communities proliferating in both size and number throughout Latin America. This book draws on a diversity of perspectives in order to analyze the social and spatial impacts that this dynamic phenomenon has on the people and places it directly affects. more...

  • Empowering Grandparents Raising Grandchildrenby Carole B. Cox

    Springer Publishing Company 2000; US$ 69.00

    This manual is a 14-session workshop designed to help grandparents who are raising their grandchildren alone. Group leaders can revise and expand upon the themes presented here to fit the needs of their particular work groups. Some of the main issues that are explored are: useful tips for grandparents on how to communicate effectively with their grandchildren... more...

  • Social Policy in an Ageing Societyby D. Reisman

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2009; US$ 40.00

    Explores what might happen in a dynamic and prosperous society when falling births, longer life expectancy and rising expectations put disproportionate pressure on scarce resources that have alternative uses. more...

  • From Poor Law to Community Careby Robin Means; Randall Smith

    Policy Press 1998; US$ 36.95

    Based on extensive research on primary sources and interviews with key actors, this book explores the changing perceptions of the needs of elderly people. It considers the extent to which they have been a priority for resources and looks at the possibilities of policy that combines respect for elderly people with an avoidance of the exploitation of... more...

  • The Cultural Context of Aging: Worldwide Perspectives Third Editionby Jay Sokolovsky

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 125.00

    The consequences of global aging will influence virtually all areas of life to be encountered in the 21st century, including the biological limits of healthy longevity, the generational contract and nature of family ties, the makeup of households and communities, symbolic representations of midlife and old age and attitudes toward disability and death.... more...