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Aged. Gerontology (Social aspects). Retirement

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  • The Economic Effects of Aging in the United States and Japanby Michael D. Hurd; Naohiro Yashiro

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 45.00

    Due to falling fertility rates, the aging of the baby-boom cohort, and increases in life expectancy, the percentage of the population that is elderly is expected to increase rapidly in the United States and Japan over the next two decades. These fourteen essays show that, despite differences in culture and social and government structure, population... more...

  • Themes in the Economics of Agingby David A. Wise

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 45.00

    In the past few years, the economic ramifications of aging have garnered close attention from a group of NBER researchers led by David A. Wise. In this volume, Wise and his collaborators continue to analyze a nexus of age-related issues. This volume begins by looking at the implications of private and public personal retirement plans, focusing in... more...

  • The Economics of Agingby David A. Wise

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 39.00

    The Economics of Aging presents results from an ongoing National Bureau of Economic Research project. Contributors consider the housing mobility and living arrangements of the elderly, their labor force participation and retirement, the economics of their health care, and their financial status. The goal of the research is to further our understanding... more...

  • Images of Agingby Mike Featherstone; Andrew Wernick

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 68.95

    The contributors in this book discuss images of aging which have come to circulate in the advanced industrial societies today. They address such themes as gender images of aging, images of health, illness and death. more...

  • Old Age from Antiquity to Post-Modernityby Paul Johnson; Pat Thane

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 48.95

    Based on themes such as status and welfare, Old Age from Antiquity to Post-Modernity examines the role of the elderly in history. This empirical study represents a substantial contribution to both the historical understanding of old age in past societies as well as the discussion of the contribution of post-modernism to historical scholarship. more...

  • Life, Death and the Elderlyby Margaret Pelling; Richard M. Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 47.95

    A valuable historical perspective on the economic, medical, class and gender relations of the elderly, which until now have received relatively little attention. more...

  • White Saris and Sweet Mangoesby Sarah Lamb

    University of California Press 2000; US$ 33.95

    This rich ethnography explores beliefs and practices surrounding aging in a rural Bengali village. Sarah Lamb focuses on how villagers' visions of aging are tied to the making and unmaking of gendered selves and social relations over a lifetime. Lamb uses a focus on age as a means not only to open up new ways of thinking about South Asian social life,... more...

  • Women Ageingby Miriam Bernard; Val Harding Davies; Linda Machin; Judith Phillips

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 59.95

    This volume is primarily concerned with the lives of adult women and discusses key themes of identity; myths and reality and managing change. The book looks at the influence of ethnicity and race, disability and sexual orientation. 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...