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Understanding Old Age
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Understanding Old Age
Critical and Global Perspectives

First Edition
  • Gail Wilson - London School of Economics and Political Science, UK


May 2000 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Providing a comprehensive overview of issues of ageing from a global perspective this ambitious text introduces the reader to a wide range of issues and policies on ageing. Topics examined include: theoretical perspectives on ageing in society; demographic trends; roles played by older people as political actors; migration; health; pensions; family and institutional care; and elder abuse. This will be an essential text for students of social gerontology, as well as an invaluable resource for students of nursing, social work, social policy and development studies.

 
An Ageing World
 
Ageing Across Cultures
 
Rising Tides
Demography and Old Age

 
 
Older People as Political Actors
 
Globalisation, Structural Adjustment and Ageing
 
Globalization, Migration and Ageing
 
Material Resources in Later Life
 
Health and Illness in Later Life
 
Family and Community in Later Life
 
Services for Elders
 
Institutional Living in Later Life
 
Ageing in Context

`[A] welcome addition to the field of gerontology… An important contribution of the book is the positive light it casts on the issue of population ageing, …the main contribution of this book is its critical examination of common perceptions of ageing societies' - Age Concern Institute of Gerontology

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