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Aged. Gerontology (Social aspects). Retirement

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  • Inquiries in the Economics of Agingby David A. Wise

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 45.00

    For over a decade, the National Bureau of Economic Research has sponsored the Economics of Aging Program, under the direction of David A. Wise. The program addresses issues that affect the well-being of individuals as they age and a society that is composed increasingly of older people. Within the next twenty years, an unprecedented proportion... more...

  • Issues in the Economics of Agingby David A. Wise

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 45.00

    This companion volume to The Economics of Aging (1989) examines the economic consequences of an increasingly older population, focusing on the housing and living arrangements of the elderly, as well as their labor force participation and retirement. more...

  • Perspectives on the Economics of Agingby David A. Wise

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 45.00

    This book investigates several important issues in the economics of aging, including the accumulation of wealth and the relationship between health and financial prosperity. Examining the changes in savings behavior and investment priorities in the United States over the past few decades, contributors to the volume point to a dramatic shift from... more...

  • Studies in the Economics of Agingby David A. Wise

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 45.00

    Studies in the Economics of Aging is the fourth book in a series from the National Bureau of Economic Research that addresses economic issues in aging and retirement. Building on the research in The Economics of Aging (1989), Issues in the Economics of Aging (1990), and Topics in the Economics of Aging (1992), this volume examines elderly... 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...

  • Themes in the Economics of Agingby David A. Wise

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 45.00

    In the past few years, the economic ramifications of aging have garnered close attention from a group of NBER researchers led by David A. Wise. In this volume, Wise and his collaborators continue to analyze a nexus of age-related issues. This volume begins by looking at the implications of private and public personal retirement plans, focusing... 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...

  • Ageing in East Asiaby Tsung-hsi Fu; Rhidian Hughes

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    Ageing populations present considerable challenges to welfare states internationally, and East Asia is no exception. Demographics show that countries in East Asia either have the highest proportion of older people, or the speed at which their population is ageing is faster than anywhere else in the world. This book explores the causes and trends of... more...

  • Love Stories of Later Lifeby Amanda Smith Barusch

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 30.99 US$ 26.65

    Even with baby boomers retiring and greater media and research attention being lavished on older people, most gerontologists have studiously avoided examining romance among the elderly. Love Stories of Later Life is an appealing and eye-opening remedy to this neglect, as leading gerontologist Amanda Smith Barusch presents original research into what... more...

  • The Social World of Older Peopleby Christina R. Victor; Sasha Scambler; Ann Bowling; John Bond

    McGraw-Hill Education 2008; US$ 49.00

    Provides an account of loneliness and social isolation as experienced by older people living in Britain. This book considers the incidence and effects of isolation and loneliness, identifying the factors which lead to such experiences and considering potential interventions. more...