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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...

  • Life After Ninetyby Michael Bury; Anthea Holme

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 47.95

    In Life After Ninety Micheal Bury and Anthea Holme have surveyed and interviewed 200 individuals, living at home and in institutions, to examine old age stereotypes and present a unique picture of the health, quality of life, and social circumstances of the very old. Longevity and the factors which promote it are also discussed, and throughout the... more...

  • Living Longerby Peter Lloyd-Sherlock

    Zed Books 2004; US$ 38.95

    This book examines the links between wellbeing and development, drawing on examples from low, middle and high-income countries. It examines ageing in a number of very different development contexts - Argentina, Brazil, China, Ghana, Japan, Mexico, Thailand, Ukraine, UK and USA. more...

  • The Long Lifeby Helen Small

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 34.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Love Stories of Later Lifeby Amanda Smith Barusch

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 30.99

    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...

  • Mobility and Transportation in the Elderlyby PhD K. Warner Schaie; PhD Martin Pietrucha

    Springer Publishing Company 2000; US$ 109.99

    This comprehensive volume examines the gradual reduction of mobility in the elderly. The authors first review the physiological and psychological changes that occur as we age, and go on to illustrate how this gradual decrease in adequate mobility can lead to an increase in automotive accidents. They also review the limitations that mass transportation... more...

  • New Lifestyles in Old Ageby Miriam Bernard

    Policy Press 2004; US$ 25.00

    This report explores what it is like to live and work in the new Berryhill Retirement Village in Stoke-on-Trent (developed by The ExtraCare Charitable Trust and Touchstone Housing Association), and shows that retirement housing does not have to be planned and developed solely with middle-class professionals in mind. more...

  • Old Ageby John Vincent

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 59.95

    Recent decades have seen a fundamental change in the age structure of many western societies. In these societies it is now common for a fifth to a quarter of the population to be retired, for fewer babies to be born than is required to sustain the size of the population and for life expectancy to exceed eighty years old. This book provides an overview... more...