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Aged. Gerontology (Social aspects). Retirement

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  • Aging Wellby George E. Vaillant

    Little, Brown and Company 2008; US$ 9.99

    In an unprecedented series of studies, Harvard Medical School has followed 824 subjects -- men and women, some rich, some poor -- from their teens to old age. Harvard's George Vaillant now uses these studies -- the most complete ever done anywhere in the world -- and the subjects' individual histories to illustrate the factors involved in reaching... 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 in... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 49.95

    This book explores the causes and trends of population ageing in East Asia and discusses the challenges and impacts of population ageing on public policies. 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...

  • Love Stories of Later Lifeby Amanda Smith Barusch

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 20.99

    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...

  • 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...