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Aged. Gerontology (Social aspects). Retirement

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  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    Springer Publishing Company 2000; US$ 89.00

    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$ 99.00

    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$ 99.00

    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$ 99.00

    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...

  • Serving Minority Elders in the 21st Centuryby May L. Wykle; Amasa Ford

    Springer Publishing Company 1999; US$ 89.00

    Nationally recognized scholars address the unique problems encountered by minority elders in achieving the goal of maximum well-being as we enter the 21st century. Topics include physical health, continuum of care, mental health, social policy, economic security and research planning and development. Minority populations surveyed include the elderly... more...

  • Aging, Society, and the Life Courseby Leslie A. Morgan; Suzanne R. Kunkel

    Springer Publishing Company 2006; US$ 85.00

    As our aging population grows ever larger, it is increasingly important to understand how adults age and what we can do to provide up-to-date care to ensure their well-being as an integral part of society. Leslie Morgan and Suzanne Kunkel understand that this phenomenon is about much more than just the physical or biological aspects of growing older... more...

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

    Springer Publishing Company 2000; US$ 79.00

    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...