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    Agate Publishing 2007; US$ 9.99

    The news is not good for black women when it comes to finding a partner. Where not long ago there were roughly two married women to every single woman, those numbers have gradually reversed over the past few decades--now, more than 60 percent of black women have either never married or are divorced. These numbers are far greater than those of any other... more...

  • Voices and Visions of Agingby Thomas Cole

    Springer Publishing Company 1992; US$ 95.00

    A critical gerontology requires more than a simple elaboration of existing humanistic scholarship on aging. This exceptional new work introduces a basis for genuine dialogue across humanistic, scientific, and professional disciplines. Among the topics addressed are industrial employment, retirement, life styles of older women, and biological research.... more...

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    DK Publishing 2000; US$ 12.95

    You're no idiot, of course. You know how confusing dating can be. And whether you've got first-date jitters or first-kiss fears, you're just not sure how to deal.But dating doesn't have to be so difficult-all you need are a few tips on how to put your best self forward! The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Dating for Teens can show you how to: * Figure out... 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...

  • Topics in the Economics of Agingby David A. Wise

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 45.00

    The original essays and commentary in this volume—the third in a series reporting the results of the NBER Economics of Aging Program—address issues that are of particular importance to the well-being of individuals as they age and to a society at large that is composed increasingly of older persons. The contributors examine social security... more...

  • Marriage, Migration and Genderby Rajni Palriwala; Patricia Uberoi

    SAGE India 2008; US$ 34.95

    Marriage, Migration and Gender brings a gender-sensitive and comparative. perspective to bear on Asian peoples` migration experiences, both within and across. national borders. It seeks to examine how the institution of marriage may affect. or enable women`s and men`s migration, as well as the impact of migration, state. laws and immigration procedures... more...

  • Enduring Questions in Gerontologyby Debra J. Sheets; Dana Burr Bradley; Jon Hendricks

    Springer Publishing Company 2005; US$ 95.00

    Enduring Questions in Gerontology provides a comprehensive perspective on the abiding issues in gerontology. Both current and future gerontologists will find this book useful in examining emerging dilemmas and creating a context for further progress in the field of aging. The most creative thinkers contributing to the gerontological literature reflect... more...

  • Retirementby Gary A. Adams; Terry A. Beehr

    Springer Publishing Company 2003; US$ 105.00

    This book reviews, summarizes, and integrates a diverse literature on the topic of retirement and provides a coherent view to better inform researchers and practitioners. Organized around three phases of the retirement process--pre-retirement, retirement decision-making, and post-retirement--the chapters examine economic, sociological, gerontological,... more...

  • Social Structures, Aging, and Self-Regulation in the Elderlyby K. Warner Schaie; Laura Carstensen

    Springer Publishing Company 2006; US$ 80.00

    This collection considers ways in which societal contexts influence aging by influencing self-regulatory processes. No one doubts that the social contexts in which individuals develop exert strong influence on life trajectories. Those born into environments that provide high quality education, supportive social relations, and economic assets do better... more...

  • Women's Rights?by Masae Kato

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 49.95

    This book analyses the debates between handicapped people's movement and women's movement in Japan about the issue of selective abortion focusing on the concept of 'right'. more...