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Aged. Gerontology (Social aspects). Retirement

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  • Serving Minority Elders in the 21st Centuryby FAAN RN PhD May L. Wykle; MD Amasa B. Ford

    Springer Publishing Company 1999; US$ 99.99

    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 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...

  • Handbook of Theories of Agingby Vern Bengtson; K. Warner Schaie

    Springer Publishing Company 1998; US$ 83.00

    The long awaited sequel to Birren and Bengtson's landmark text, EMERGENT THEORIES OF AGING has arrived. Dedicated to James E. Birren, this volume continues to explore and expand upon the bases of theory-building and research design in aging. Renowned researchers examine biological, biomedical, psychological, and social science concepts and theories.... more...

  • Impact of Technology on Successful Agingby PhD K. Warner Schaie; PhD Neil Charness

    Springer Publishing Company 2003; US$ 99.99

    This volume provides a detailed examination of changes in technology that impact individuals as they age with an emphasis upon cultural contexts and person-environment fit from human factors, psychological, and sociological perspectives. The editors take into consideration the role of macro-influences in shaping technological changes in industrialized... more...

  • Aging and Ethnicityby PhD Donald E. Gelfand

    Springer Publishing Company 2003; US$ 109.99

    In the Second Edition, Gelfand devotes greater attention to the impact of immigration on the United States and provides a useful model for providers working with older persons from diverse ethnic backgrounds. Based on 2000 Census data, this edition contains updated references throughout along with new tables/graphs. Chapter topics include: Security... more...

  • Ageismby PhD Erdman Palmore

    Springer Publishing Company 1999; US$ 77.99

    In this updated edition, Palmore provides a comprehensive review of many different forms of ageismóincluding the interesting notion of positive ageism, which projects onto the elderly as a group traditional virtues like wisdom and thrift. He discusses both the individual and social influences on attitudes toward the aged; analyzes institutional patterns... more...

  • Gerotranscendenceby PhD Lars Tornstam

    Springer Publishing Company 2005; US$ 94.99

    Given the 2006 GREAT GERONTOLOGY AWARD for outstanding contribution to gerontological research by the Swedish Gerontological Society Received a VALUE GROUND AWARD from the journal Aldreomsorg ( Old Age Care ) Expanding upon his earlier writings, Dr. Tornstam's latest book explores the need for new theories in gerontology and sets the stage... 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 Economics of Agingby David A. Wise

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 39.00

    The Economics of Aging presents results from an ongoing National Bureau of Economic Research project. Contributors consider the housing mobility and living arrangements of the elderly, their labor force participation and retirement, the economics of their health care, and their financial status. The goal of the research is to further our understanding... more...