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Aged. Gerontology (Social aspects). Retirement

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Social Structuresby K. Warner Schaie

    Springer Publishing Company 2007; US$ 84.00

    Examines the effects of the aging baby boomers in America on health care, migration and immigration and how it can support the tax health care networks, cultural issues regarding access to health care, and changing cultural attitudes towards marriage and family that are affecting the relationships between the elderly and their communities. more...

  • Encyclopedia of Agingby Richard Schulz; Linda Noelker; Kenneth Rockwood; Richard Sprott

    Springer Publishing Company 2006; US$ 499.00

    Since its inception in 1987, Encyclopedia of Aging has proven to be the definitive resource for scholars and students across the burgeoning and increasingly interdisciplinary fields of gerontology and geriatrics. Like its three esteemed predecessors, the fourth edition contains concise, readable explorations of hundreds of terms, concepts, and issues... more...

  • Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciencesby Robert H. Binstock; Linda K. George; Stephen J. Cutler; Jon Hendricks; James H. Schulz

    Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 103.00

    The Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences, Sixth Edition provides a comprehensive summary and evaluation of recent research on the social aspects of aging. The 25 chapters are divided into four sections discussing Aging and Time, Aging and Social Structure, Social Factors and Social Institutions, and Aging and Society. Within this context, aging... more...

  • Clinical and Social Psychologyby David J. Mangen; Warren A. Peterson

    University of Minnesota Press 1978; US$ 45.00

    The increasing number of older people in the United States has served to focus attention upon the processes of aging and the effectiveness of social programs for the elderly. In order to plan effective programs, accurate social measures are necessary. Now, more than ever before, researchers require conceptually explicit instruments designed to assess... more...

  • Longevity and Social Change in Australiaby Allan Borowski

    University of NSW Press 2007; US$ 50.95

    Australia, like other industrialised countries, confronts the prospect of a steadily ageing population. This book covers a wide range of issues, including health, retirement incomes, aged care, family relations, employment, and housing. It is for policy makers and for students in social policy, sociology, gerontology and public health. more...

  • Ageismby W.R. Bytheway

    McGraw-Hill Education 1994; US$ 47.00

    Explains ageism, how it affects us, and how it relates to services for older people. This book builds bridges between the wider age-conscious culture within which people live their lives and the world of caring professions. It reviews the literature on age prejudice and ageism. It identifies a series of issues that determine a theory of ageism. more...