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Aged. Gerontology (Social aspects). Retirement

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  • 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...

  • Quality of Life and Older Peopleby John Bond; Lynne Corner

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 47.00

    Quality of Life and Older People provides a critical approach to the conceptualization and measurement of quality of life in social gerontology and health and social care research. The book re-examines what we mean by 'quality of life' in a post-modern world, and examines the impact of continuous personal and social changes on the lives of older people.... more...

  • The Self and Society in Aging Processesby PhD Carol D. Ryff; PhD Victor W. Marshall

    Springer Publishing Company 1999; US$ 109.99

    This volume focuses on the experience of growing old as it is linked to societal factors. Ryff and Marshall construct this "macro" view of aging in society by bridging disciplines and brining together contributors from all the social sciences. The book is organized into three sections: theoretical perspectives, socioeconomic structures, and contexts... more...

  • 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...

  • Sexuality, Sexual Health and Ageingby Merryn Gott

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 46.00

    What factors underpin dominant understandings of later life sexuality?. How do older people experience and prioritise sexuality and sexual health?. What sexual health issues are relevant to older people and how are these addressed by health care professionals?. This is the first book to integrate theoretical insights into sexuality, sexual health... more...

  • The Social Context of Ageingby Christina Victor

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 59.95

    This comprehensive text focuses on the social contexts of ageing, looking at the diversity of ageing and older people, and at different factors that are important to experiences of old age and ageing. It includes key chapters on: theoretical and methodological bases for the study of ageing demographic context of the 'ageing' population health... more...

  • Social Structuresby PhD K. Warner Schaie; PhD Peter Uhlenberg

    Springer Publishing Company 2007; US$ 139.99

    Significant demographic changes are altering the structure of the American population. Larger numbers of immigrants are entering the work force, will become part of our aging population, and increasingly, are providing care for the elderly. Family structures and communities are evolving as marriage, childbearing, divorce, and cohabitation trends are... more...

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

    Springer Publishing Company 2008; US$ 119.99

    [A] useful reference book. Readers will find themselves returning to chaptersagain and again..." --PsycCritiques 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... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...