Aging and the Life Course: An Introduction to Social Gerontology / Edition 4

Aging and the Life Course: An Introduction to Social Gerontology / Edition 4

by Jill S. Quadagno
     
 

ISBN-10: 0073528161

ISBN-13: 9780073528168

Pub. Date: 01/04/2007

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

This groundbreaking text is the first to take a life course perspective, examining the relationship between the quality of one's life in old age and one’s experiences, earlier choices, opportunities, and constraints. The text gives students a broad background for understanding current policy debates through a distinctive chapter entitled "Old Age and the Welfare…  See more details below

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This groundbreaking text is the first to take a life course perspective, examining the relationship between the quality of one's life in old age and one’s experiences, earlier choices, opportunities, and constraints. The text gives students a broad background for understanding current policy debates through a distinctive chapter entitled "Old Age and the Welfare State" (Chapter 11) and through boxed essays in every chapter called "An Issue for Public Policy." Each chapter also includes a box called "In Their Own Words" that allows older people to describe their own experiences. In addition, coverage of race, class, gender, and culture is integrated throughout and featured in the "Diversity in the Aging Experience" sections.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780073528168
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
01/04/2007
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
540
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.02(d)

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Table of Contents


Part One: Defining the Field
Chapter 1. The Field of Social Gerontology
Chapter 2. Theories of Aging
Chapter 3. Life Course Transitions
Chapter 4. Demography of Aging

Part Two: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Aging
Chapter 5. Historical Perspectives on Aging
Chapter 6. Biological Perspectives on Aging
Chapter 7. Psychological Perspectives on Aging

Part Three: Social Aspects of Aging
Chapter 8. Family Relationships and Support Systems
Chapter 9. Living Arrangements
Chapter 10. Caring for the Frail Elderly

Part Four: Managing Transitions
Chapter 11. Old Age and the Welfare State
Chapter 12. Work and Retirement
Chapter 13. Health and Health Care
Chapter 14. Dying, Death, and Bereavement

Part Five: Aging and Society
Chapter 15. The Economics of Aging
Chapter 16. Poverty and Inequality
Chapter 17. The Politics of Aging

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