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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- McGraw-Hill Education 1997; US$ 46.00
Discusses the theoretical developments in the international field of ageing. Drawing on research from the USA and UK, this book provides a critical approach to our understanding of the experience of ageing and later life. It is useful for advanced students of gerontology and those with an interest in ageing and later life. more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 49.00
Britain, along with other Western and industrialized countries, has an ageing population. This book is based on interviews and focus groups with women of different backgrounds whose lives illustrate the strength of character and optimism that have enabled them to live through hard times but who, in general, view later life positively. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 180.00
This book examines the aging of the US population as a primary domestic public policy issue. An increase in the proportion of the elderly in the total population will potentially result in a significant growth in the number of beneficiaries in major federal entitlement programs, leading to fiscal pressures and challenges for economic growth. more...
- SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 67.00
The Third Edition of this popular and widely-used text provides a comprehensive introduction to the study of ageing, exploring the key theories, concepts and methods which the behavioural and social sciences contribute to the subject. A new chapter on cognitive ageing has been added and key themes, such as social protection, retirement, health... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 51.95
This new edition has been completely rewritten and includes chapters that address key topics in diversity and aging: research methods, psychological aging; health beliefs, behaviors, and services; health disparities; informal and formal care for older persons; work and retirement; religious affiliation and spirituality; and death, dying, and bereavement.... more...
- Springer Publishing Company 1999; US$ 95.00
This volume focuses on the experience of growing old as it is linked to societal factors. Ryff and Marshall construct this "macro" view of aging in society by bridging disciplines and brining together contributors from all the social sciences. more...