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Aged. Gerontology (Social aspects). Retirement

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  • 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 Neil Charness; K. Warner Schaie

    Springer Publishing Company 2003; US$ 79.00

    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 Donald E. Gelfand

    Springer Publishing Company 2003; US$ 89.00

    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 Erdman Palmore

    Springer Publishing Company 1999; US$ 60.00

    In this updated edition, Palmore provides a comprehensive review of many different forms of ageism-including 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 Lars Tornstam

    Springer Publishing Company 2005; US$ 79.00

    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 for... more...

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

    Springer Publishing Company 2000; US$ 79.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Ageing Mattersby John Doling; Catherine Jones Finer; Tony Maltby

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 150.00

    This book is the first to examine in detail the experiences and prospects of population ageing in those Asian countries with the highest GDP per capita. The authors pose the question to what extent Asia and ‘old Europe’ can learn from each other in terms of policy planning. 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...