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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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • Navigating the Journey of Aging Parentsby Cheryl A. Kuba

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 20.95

    Navigating the Journey of Aging Parents proposes an entirely unique approach to the field of gerontology, giving dependent care receivers a voice.   Caregivers will be made aware of what care receivers truly want during life's final chapters. Exploring issues of housing, spirituality, personal care and death, Cheryl Kuba has created a testament... more...

  • Handbook of Communication and Aging Researchby Jon F. Nussbaum; Justine Coupland

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 98.95

    This second edition of the Handbook of Communication and Aging Research captures the ever-changing and expanding domain of aging research. Since it was first recognized that there is more to social aging than demography, gerontology has needed a communication perspective. Like the first edition, this handbook sets out to demonstrate that aging is... 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...

  • The Futures of Old Ageby John A Vincent; Chris Phillipson; Murna Downs

    SAGE Publications 2006; US$ 46.00

    Prepared by the British Society of Gerontology, The Futures of Old Age brings together twenty-one leading UK and US gerontologists, drawing on their expertise and research. The book's seven sections deal with key contemporary themes, including population aging, households and families, health, wealth, pensions, migration, inequalities, gender, and... more...

  • Empowering Grandparents Raising Grandchildrenby PhD Carole B. Cox

    Springer Publishing Company 2000; US$ 77.99

    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...