Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences

Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences

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Intended for researchers and graduate students in human development, sociology and developmental biology, this book encompasses areas pertinent to the social aspects of ageing. Topics new to this edition include geographic distribution and migration, mortality and morbidity, social structure, social processes and social psychological states, illness behaviour in later life and a comparative study of old-age pensions.
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  • Paperback | 489 pages
  • 174 x 252 x 24mm | 1,406.13g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0120991918
  • 9780120991914

Table of contents

Ageing and the social sciences - changes in the field, G.F. Streib and R.H. Binstock. Part 1 Ageing and social structure: demography of ageing, G.C. Myers; geographical distribution and migration, C.F. Longino; mortality and morbidity, K.G. Manton; age in social and cultural context - anthropological perspectives, J. Keith; race, ethnicity and ageing - conceptual and methodological issues, K.S. Markides et al; stratification and the life course, A.M. O'Rand. Part 2 Ageing and the life course: social perspectives on the life course, G.O. Hagestad; leisure and time use across the life course, S.J. Cutler and J. Hendricks; social structure, social processes and social psychological states, L.K. George; social supports and social relationships, T.C. Antonucci; illness behaviour in later life, N. Krause; ageing and dying, V.W. Marshall and J.A. Levy. Part 3 Ageing and social institutions: families and ageing - diversity and heterogeneity, C. Rosenthal and L. Burton; comparative perspectives on housing, ageing and social structure, H.L. Kendig; work and retirement, J.F. Quinn and R.V. Burkhauser; population ageing and the economy, J. Habib. Part 4 Ageing and social intervention: ageing and politics, B. Jacobs; economic status of the elderly, T.M. Smeeding; income maintenance policies in the United States, R.L. Clark; old age pensions - a comparative perspective, J.H. Schulz and J. Myles; health care for older people - organizational and policy issues, R.L. Kane and R.A. Kane; ageing and social care, N.L. Chappell.
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