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Aged. Gerontology (Social aspects). Retirement

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  • Old Ageby John Vincent

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 59.95

    Recent decades have seen a fundamental change in the age structure of many western societies. In these societies it is now common for a fifth to a quarter of the population to be retired, for fewer babies to be born than is required to sustain the size of the population and for life expectancy to exceed eighty years old. This book provides an overview... more...

  • Ageing and Placeby Gavin J. Andrews; David R. Phillips

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    During recent years, an increasing amount of academic research has focused on older people with a particular emphasis on settings, places and spaces. This book provides a comprehensive review of research and the policy area of 'ageing and place'. An insightful book on an important topic, Andrews and Phillips have together edited a valuable information... 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...

  • The Economics of an Aging Societyby Robert L. Clark; Richard V. Burkhauser; Marilyn Moon; Joseph F. Quinn; Timothy M. Smeeding

    Wiley 2008; US$ 170.00 US$ 147.33

    Written by leading thinkers in the field, this text provides an in-depth analysis of the economic and policy issues associated with individual and population aging. The text has a strong policy focus based on demographic and economic analysis, making this book both accessible and challenging to readers with limited mathematical background. ... more...

  • Contemporary Issues In Gerontologyby Victor Minichiello; Irene Coulson

    Allen & Unwin 2005; US$ 40.90

    The aged population of the developed world is dramatically and increasingly outnumbering the young. Contemporary Issues in Gerontology helps students and practitioners to better understand and provide for the needs of our ageing population. more...

  • Growing Old in the Twentieth Centuryby Margot Jefferys

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 62.95

    Growing Old in the Twentieth Century investigates many aspects of the current debates raging regarding care and provision for the elderly and the very elderly. It will be invaluable to gerontologists, social policy makers, official and unofficial carers, and anyone involved in health care. more...

  • The Cambridge Handbook of Age and Ageingby Malcolm L. Johnson; Vern L. Bengtson; Peter G. Coleman; Thomas B. L. Kirkwood

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 74.00

    A 2005 guide to the body of knowledge, theory, policy and practice relating to age and ageing. more...

  • Women and Agingby Linda R. Gannon

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 50.95

    Aging in women has traditionally been defined by the menopause, however it is often social and economic changes which are more important to women. In Aging in Women Linda Gannon redresses the balance. From a feminist perspective, she critically reviews current research and provides a more comprehensive analysis of the psychological effects of life-span... more...

  • Growing Old in Americaby David Hackett Fischer

    Oxford University Press 1978; US$ 29.99

    A history of aging in America surveys and compares actualities and attitudes in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries and suggests practical improvements on the current inadequate system of pensions, social security, medicare, and other programs. more...

  • Sexuality, Sexual Health and Ageingby Merryn Gott

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 46.00

    What factors underpin dominant understandings of later life sexuality?. How do older people experience and prioritise sexuality and sexual health?. What sexual health issues are relevant to older people and how are these addressed by health care professionals?. This is the first book to integrate theoretical insights into sexuality, sexual health... more...