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Aged. Gerontology (Social aspects). Retirement

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Living Longerby Peter Lloyd-Sherlock

    Zed Books 2013; US$ 38.95

    This is a key resource for all those interested in issues of ageing or development. more...

  • Communication, Technology and Agingby PhD Neil Charness; PhD Denise Park; PhD Bernhard Sabel

    Springer Publishing Company 2000; US$ 99.99

    In this volume, acknowledged experts present state of the art reviews and empirical data on how aging affects personal communication, and how technology can contribute to improving communication efficacy. Chapters are divided into three sections. The first section provides a basic overview of issues in this field. The second section deals with socio-cultural... more...

  • Developments in the Economics of Agingby David A. Wise

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 45.00

    The number of Americans eligible to receive Social Security benefits will increase from forty-five million to nearly eighty million in the next twenty years. Retirement systems must therefore adapt to meet the demands of the largest aging population in our nation’s history. In Developments in the Economics of Aging , David A. Wise and a distinguished... 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...

  • AGEING SOCIETIESby Sarah Harper

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    Demographic ageing is a reality - within 25 years half the population of Western Europe will be over 50, one quarter over 65, and the Less Developed Countries will contain one billion elderly people. Ageing Societies examines the myths, challenges and opportunities behind these figures. Ageing Societies explores three areas: § the growing necessity... more...

  • Love Stories of Later Lifeby Amanda Smith Barusch

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 32.99

    Even with baby boomers retiring and greater media and research attention being lavished on older people, most gerontologists have studiously avoided examining romance among the elderly. Love Stories of Later Life is an appealing and eye-opening remedy to this neglect, as leading gerontologist Amanda Smith Barusch presents original research into what... more...

  • Old Age from Antiquity to Post-Modernityby Paul Johnson; Pat Thane

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    Based on themes such as status and welfare, Old Age from Antiquity to Post-Modernity examines the role of the elderly in history. This empirical study represents a substantial contribution to both the historical understanding of old age in past societies as well as the discussion of the contribution of post-modernism to historical scholarship. more...