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Aged. Gerontology (Social aspects). Retirement

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  • 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, 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 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...

  • 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...

  • Handbook of Theories of Agingby Vern Bengtson; Daphna Gans; Norella Putney

    Springer Publishing Company 2008; US$ 105.00

    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... more...

  • Social Structures and Aging Individualsby K. Warner Schaie; Ronald P. Abeles

    Springer Publishing Company 2008; US$ 109.00

    This is the 20th and final volume in the "Societal Impact on Aging" series. It focuses on what has been learned over the span of the previous volumes regarding the continuing challenges for older persons in a rapidly changing society and tries to forecast what may be the next set of issues to lie at the intersection of social structures and... more...

  • Gerontologyby Janet Wilmoth; Kenneth Ferraro

    Springer Publishing Company 2006; US$ 75.00

    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?. These... more...