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Aged. Gerontology (Social aspects). Retirement

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  • 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$ 125.00

    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...

  • Analyses in the Economics of Agingby David A. Wise

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 45.00

    Analyses in the Economics of Aging summarizes a massive amount of new research on several popular and less-examined topics pertaining to the relationship between economics and aging. Among the many themes explored in this volume, considerable attention is given to new research on retirement savings, the cost and efficiency of medical resources,... 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$ 137.00

    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...

  • Images of Agingby Mike Featherstone; Andrew Wernick

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 68.95

    We all have a finite life-span. We are born, we get old and we die. Given the universiality of the ageing process, it is remarkable that there is almost a complete absence of study of culture and self-image of the middle aged and old. Images of Ageing: Cultural Representations of Later Life changes this. The contributors discuss images of ageing... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 47.95

    Debates on policy concerning medical care and social welfare of the elderly become ever more pressing, and many of the assumptions on which they are based are now open to question. This study sets out to provide a historical perspective on the economic, medical, class and gender relations of the elderly, which until now have received relatively little... more...