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Aged. Gerontology (Social aspects). Retirement

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  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Ageing in Singaporeby Peggy Teo; Kalyani Mehta; Leng Leng Thang; Angelique Chan

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 48.95

    Older persons are often portrayed as social and financial burdens because pensions, health and social care have to withstand increasing old age dependency ratios. Due to a lack of access to representation or a lack of social and economic power, older people have found few opportunities to have their voices heard, making age an immensely political... more...