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Aged. Gerontology (Social aspects). Retirement

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  • Cultural Gerontologyby Lars Andersson

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 140.00

    The concept of culture has gained considerable attention within the humanities and social sciences in general, and this is certainly true in the field of gerontology. The new perspectives thus gained widen the scope of gerontology. In this study, chapter authors examine the growth of gerontology as a discipline, the phenomenon of ageism as a socio-cultural... more...

  • Population Ageing and Economic Growthby Sandra Gruescu

    Springer 2007; US$ 179.00

    Reviews standard economic growth models concentrating on the relationship between population ageing and economic growth and develop a growth model with endogenous human capital and endogenous fertility. This work uses this model to analyse the effects of education policy and family policy on economic growth. more...

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

    Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2008; US$ 151.95

    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. Written... 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...

  • Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Lifeby James Hollis

    Penguin Group US 2005; US$ 16.00

    What does it really mean to be a grown up in today?s world? We assume that once we ?get it together? with the right job, marry the right person, have children, and buy a home, all is settled and well. But adulthood presents varying levels of growth, and is rarely the respite of stability we expected. Turbulent emotional shifts can take place anywhere... more...

  • Coping with Agingby Richard S. Lazarus; Bernice N. Lazarus

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 29.99

    Examines the experience of aging from the standpoint of the individual, rather than merely as a collection of statistics and charts. This title looks at aging, emotion and coping, and stability and change in both environment and personality. It is useful for scholars and also accessible to the lay audience. 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...

  • The Eldercare Handbookby Stella Henry; Ann Convery

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    In this comprehensive and accessible guide, long-term care expert Stella Henry helps readers navigate the daunting logistics and powerful emotions of making care decisions for an elderly parent or loved one. Drawing from her 36 years as a registered nurse and a nursing home administrator, as well as her experience caring for both her parents (both... more...

  • Gender and Ageingby Sara Arber; Kate Davidson; Jay Ginn

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 44.00

    This book is a follow-up to Arber and Ginn's award winning Connecting Gender and Ageing (1995). It contains original chapters from eminent writers on gender and ageing, addressing newly emergent areas within gender and ageing, including gender identity and masculinity in later life. Early work on gender and ageing was dominated by a focus on older... more...

  • Quality of Life and Older Peopleby John Bond; Lynne Corner

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 47.00

    Quality of Life and Older People provides a critical approach to the conceptualization and measurement of quality of life in social gerontology and health and social care research. The book re-examines what we mean by 'quality of life' in a post-modern world, and examines the impact of continuous personal and social changes on the lives of older people.... more...