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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...

  • 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 Long Lifeby Helen Small

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 27.99

    The first major consideration of old age in Western philosophy and literature since Simone de Beauvoir's The Coming of Age , Helen Small ranges widely from Plato through to recent work by Derek Parfit, Bernard Williams and others, and from King Lear through Balzac, Dickens, Beckett, Stevie Smith, Bellow, Roth, and Coetzee. - ;The Long Life invites... 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...

  • Love Stories of Later Lifeby Amanda Smith Barusch

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 28.99

    Introduction: Love in Later Life. Part 1: Love and Age. 1. Understanding Love. 2. The Aging Self. Part 2: Love's Illusions. 3. Infatuation. 4. Looking for Love. Part 3: Lived Love. 5. Committed Relationships. 6. Supporting Actors: Family, Friends, and Community. Part 4: Love's Disillusions. 7. Betrayal and Rejection. 8. Love Lost. Conclusion:... more...

  • The Futures of Old Ageby John A Vincent; Chris Phillipson; Murna Downs

    SAGE Publications 2006; US$ 57.00

    Prepared by the British Society of Gerontology, The Futures of Old Age brings together twenty-one leading UK and US gerontologists, drawing on their expertise and research. The book's seven sections deal with key contemporary themes, including population aging, households and families, health, wealth, pensions, migration, inequalities, gender, and... more...

  • 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...

  • Aging in East and Westby Vern Bengtson; Kyong-Dong Kim; George Myers; Ki-Soo Eun

    Springer Publishing Company 2000; US$ 99.00

    Widely recognized experts present the first comparative analysis of recent developments among six Eastern and Western nations concerning population aging and its consequences. Chapters focus on demographic trends, sociocultural contexts, and policy implications. Nations selected as case studies include: the People's Republic of China, the Republic... more...

  • Aging and Quality of Lifeby Ronald Abeles; Helen Gift; Marcia G. Ory

    Springer Publishing Company 1994; US$ 115.00

    In this timely and important work, expert gerontologists review what has been learned about the aged and the process of aging and link this knowledge to interventions for improving the quality of life. This volume highlights the development of preventive, therapeutic, and rehabilitative interventions designed to assist older people maintain their independence... more...