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Aged. Gerontology (Social aspects). Retirement

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  • Critical Perspectives on Ageing Societiesby Miriam Bernard; Professor Thomas Scharf

    Policy Press 2007; US$ 39.95

    This important new book brings together some of the best known international scholars working within a critical gerontology perspective to review and update our understanding of how the field has developed over the last twenty-five years and provide a challenging assessment of the complex practical and ethical issues facing older people, and those... more...

  • Developments in the Economics of Agingby David A. Wise

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 45.00

    The number of Americans eligible to receive Social Security benefits will increase from forty-five million to nearly eighty million in the next twenty years. Retirement systems must therefore adapt to meet the demands of the largest aging population in our nation?s history. In Developments in the Economics of Aging , David A. Wise and a distinguished... more...

  • Disourses on Aging and Dyingby Suhita Chopra Chatterjee; Priyadarshi Patnaik; Vijayaraghavan Chariar

    SAGE India 2008; US$ 32.95

    The inevitability of aging and dying doesn`t make accepting and adjusting to their. truths any easier. This collection of essays probes these truths from various. angles: philosophical, religious, socio-ethical and medical. Discourses on. Aging and Dying is a topical book—it comes at a time when, on the one. hand, the world is witnessing an increase... more...

  • The Economic Effects of Aging in the United States and Japanby Michael D. Hurd; Naohiro Yashiro

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 45.00

    Due to falling fertility rates, the aging of the baby-boom cohort, and increases in life expectancy, the percentage of the population that is elderly is expected to increase rapidly in the United States and Japan over the next two decades. These fourteen essays show that, despite differences in culture and social and government structure, population... more...

  • The Economics of Agingby David A. Wise

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 39.00

    The Economics of Aging presents results from an ongoing National Bureau of Economic Research project. Contributors consider the housing mobility and living arrangements of the elderly, their labor force participation and retirement, the economics of their health care, and their financial status. The goal of the research is to further our understanding... more...

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

    Wiley 2008; US$ 168.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • Enduring Questions in Gerontologyby PhD RN Debra J. Sheets; PhD Dana Burr Bradley; PhD Jon Hendricks

    Springer Publishing Company 2005; US$ 109.99

    Enduring Questions in Gerontology provides a comprehensive perspective on the abiding issues in gerontology. Both current and future gerontologists will find this book useful in examining emerging dilemmas and creating a context for further progress in the field of aging. The most creative thinkers contributing to the gerontological literature... more...

  • Family and Community Life of Older Peopleby Miriam Bernard; Jim Ogg; Judith and Phillips; Chris Phillipson

    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...

  • Frontiers in the Economics of Agingby David A. Wise

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 45.00

    As America's population ages, economic research related to the elderly becomes increasingly important to public policy. Frontiers in the Economics in Aging directs attention to four topics: the role of retirement accounts, such as IRAs and 401(k)s in personal saving; the economics of health care; new advances in research methodology; and aging... more...