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Aged. Gerontology (Social aspects). Retirement

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  • 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...

  • Gerontologyby PhD Kenneth F. Ferraro; PhD Janet M. Wilmoth

    Springer Publishing Company 2006; US$ 84.99

    Designated a Doody's Core Title! THE GROUNDBREAKING TEXT ON GERONTOLOGY, UPDATED TO ADDRESS THE INTERDISCIPLINARY NATURE OF THE STUDY OF AGING What is Gerontology? How Does Aging Affect the Mind and the Body? How Does Social Context Influence Aging and Life Course Development? What are the Needs and Interests of an Older Population?... more...

  • Gerotranscendenceby PhD Lars Tornstam

    Springer Publishing Company 2005; US$ 94.99

    Given the 2006 GREAT GERONTOLOGY AWARD for outstanding contribution to gerontological research by the Swedish Gerontological Society Received a VALUE GROUND AWARD from the journal Aldreomsorg ( Old Age Care ) Expanding upon his earlier writings, Dr. Tornstam's latest book explores the need for new theories in gerontology and sets the stage... more...

  • Government Spending on the Elderlyby Dimitris Papadimitriou

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Handbook of Theories of Agingby Vern Bengtson; K. Warner Schaie

    Springer Publishing Company 1998; US$ 83.00

    The long awaited sequel to Birren and Bengtson's landmark text, EMERGENT THEORIES OF AGING has arrived. Dedicated to James E. Birren, this volume continues to explore and expand upon the bases of theory-building and research design in aging. Renowned researchers examine biological, biomedical, psychological, and social science concepts and theories.... more...

  • Handbook of Theories of Aging, Second Editionby PhD Merril Silverstein; PhD Dr. Vern L. Bengtson; PhD Michelle Putnam; PhD Norella M. Putney; PhD Daphna Gans

    Springer Publishing Company 2008; US$ 104.99

    The field of gerontology has often been criticized for being "data-rich but theory-poor." The editors of this book address this issue by stressing the importance of theory in gerontology. While the previous edition focused on multidisciplinary approaches to aging theory, this new edition provides cross-disciplinary, integrative explanations of aging... more...

  • Impact of Technology on Successful Agingby PhD K. Warner Schaie; PhD Neil Charness

    Springer Publishing Company 2003; US$ 99.99

    This volume provides a detailed examination of changes in technology that impact individuals as they age with an emphasis upon cultural contexts and person-environment fit from human factors, psychological, and sociological perspectives. The editors take into consideration the role of macro-influences in shaping technological changes in industrialized... more...