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- ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 110.00
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 62.95
Family life has changed rapidly over te past fifty years and the number of people living longer increases year on year Family and Community Life of Older People revisits three areas (Bethnal Green in London, Wolverhampton in the Midlands and Woodford in Essex) which were the subject of classic studies in the late 1940s and 1950s and explores changes... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2005; US$ 17.00
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...