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Aged. Gerontology (Social aspects). Retirement

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Critical Approaches to Ageing and Later Lifeby Anne Jamieson; Sarah Harper; Christina R. Victor

    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...

  • Women In Later Lifeby Haleh Afshar; Myfanwy Franks; Mary Maynard; Sharon Wray

    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...

  • Government Spending on the Elderlyby Dimitris Papadimitriou

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 170.00

    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...

  • Aging and Diversityby Chandra M. Mehrotra; Lisa S. Wagner; Stephen Fried; Chandra Mehrotra

    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...

  • The Self and Society in Aging Processesby Carol D. Ryff

    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...