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Aged. Gerontology (Social aspects). Retirement

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  • 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...

  • Voices and Visions of Agingby Thomas Cole

    Springer Publishing Company 1992; US$ 95.00

    A critical gerontology requires more than a simple elaboration of existing humanistic scholarship on aging. This exceptional new work introduces a basis for genuine dialogue across humanistic, scientific, and professional disciplines. Among the topics addressed are industrial employment, retirement, life styles of older women, and biological research.... more...

  • Growth and Productivity in East Asiaby Takatoshi Ito; Andrew K. Rose

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 45.00

    Considering the examples of Australia and the Pacific Rim, Growth and Productivity in East Asia offers a contemporary explanation for national productivity that measures contributions not only from capital and labor, but also from economic activities and relevant changes in policy, education, and technology. Takatoshi Ito and Andrew K. Rose have... more...

  • Topics in the Economics of Agingby David A. Wise

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 45.00

    The original essays and commentary in this volume—the third in a series reporting the results of the NBER Economics of Aging Program—address issues that are of particular importance to the well-being of individuals as they age and to a society at large that is composed increasingly of older persons. The contributors examine social security... more...

  • Enduring Questions in Gerontologyby Debra J. Sheets; Dana Burr Bradley; Jon Hendricks

    Springer Publishing Company 2005; US$ 95.00

    Enduring Questions in Gerontology provides a comprehensive perspective on the abiding issues in gerontology. Both current and future gerontologists will find this book useful in examining emerging dilemmas and creating a context for further progress in the field of aging. The most creative thinkers contributing to the gerontological literature reflect... more...

  • Retirementby Gary A. Adams; Terry A. Beehr

    Springer Publishing Company 2003; US$ 105.00

    This book reviews, summarizes, and integrates a diverse literature on the topic of retirement and provides a coherent view to better inform researchers and practitioners. Organized around three phases of the retirement process--pre-retirement, retirement decision-making, and post-retirement--the chapters examine economic, sociological, gerontological,... more...

  • Social Structures, Aging, and Self-Regulation in the Elderlyby K. Warner Schaie; Laura Carstensen

    Springer Publishing Company 2006; US$ 80.00

    This collection considers ways in which societal contexts influence aging by influencing self-regulatory processes. No one doubts that the social contexts in which individuals develop exert strong influence on life trajectories. Those born into environments that provide high quality education, supportive social relations, and economic assets do better... more...

  • Ageing Wellby Ann Bowling

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 49.00

    This book explores concepts of quality of life in older age in the theoretical literature and presents the views of a national sample of people aged sixty- five years or older. It offers a broad overview of the quality of life experienced by older people in Britain using a number of wide ranging indicators, including:. Health. Hobbies and interests.... more...

  • Growing Olderby Catherine Hennessy Hagan

    McGraw-Hill Education 2004; US$ 49.00

    Provides an introduction to the work of the Economic and Social Reseach Council (ESRC) funded Growing Older Programme. This book focuses on ways in which quality of life can be extended for older people and offers short research-based summaries of findings on a variety of core topics with a major emphasis on the views of older people themselves. more...

  • Growing Older in Europeby Alan Walker

    McGraw-Hill Education 2004; US$ 51.00

    Provides a comprehensive picture of quality of life in old age in five very different European Union countries. This book covers important issues concerning quality in later life, including physical and mental health, the environments of ageing, employment and income, family and support networks and participation and social integration. more...