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Aged. Gerontology (Social aspects). Retirement

  • 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: ยง the growing necessity... more...

  • Navigating the Journey of Aging Parents: What Care Receivers Wantby Cheryl A. Kuba

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 20.95

    Navigating the Journey of Aging Parents proposes an entirely unique approach to the field of gerontology, giving dependent care receivers a voice.   Caregivers will be made aware of what care receivers truly want during life's final chapters. Exploring issues of housing, spirituality, personal care and death, Cheryl Kuba has created a testament... more...

  • Aging and Diversityby Chandra M. Mehrotra; Lisa S. Wagner; Stephen Fried; Chandra Mehrotra

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 51.95

    This new edition has been completely rewritten and includes chapters that address key topics in diversity and aging: research methods, psychological aging; health beliefs, behaviors, and services; health disparities; informal and formal care for older persons; work and retirement; religious affiliation and spirituality; and death, dying, and bereavement.... more...

  • Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciencesby Robert H. Binstock; Linda K. George; Stephen J. Cutler; Jon Hendricks; James H. Schulz

    Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 103.00

    The Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences, Sixth Edition provides a comprehensive summary and evaluation of recent research on the social aspects of aging. The 25 chapters are divided into four sections discussing Aging and Time, Aging and Social Structure, Social Factors and Social Institutions, and Aging and Society. Within this context, aging... more...

  • The Eldercare Handbookby Stella Henry; Ann Convery

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    In this comprehensive and accessible guide, long-term care expert Stella Henry helps readers navigate the daunting logistics and powerful emotions of making care decisions for an elderly parent or loved one. Drawing from her 36 years as a registered nurse and a nursing home administrator, as well as her experience caring for both her parents (both... 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...

  • Making Gray Goldby Timothy Diamond

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 25.00

    This first hand report on the work of nurses and other caregivers in a nursing home is set powerfully in the context of wider political, economic, and cultural forces that shape and constrain the quality of care for America's elderly. Diamond demonstrates in a compelling way the price that business-as-usual policies extract from the elderly as well... more...

  • Social Policy in an Ageing Societyby D. Reisman

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2009; US$ 40.00

    Explores what might happen in a dynamic and prosperous society when falling births, longer life expectancy and rising expectations put disproportionate pressure on scarce resources that have alternative uses. 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...

  • Growth and Productivity in East Asiaby Takatoshi Ito; Andrew K. Rose

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 45.00

    Considering the examples of Australia and the Pacific Rim, Growth and Productivity in East Asia offers a contemporary explanation for national productivity that measures contributions not only from capital and labor, but also from economic activities and relevant changes in policy, education, and technology. Takatoshi Ito and Andrew K. Rose have... more...