Aging: Concepts and Controversies / Edition 7

Aging: Concepts and Controversies / Edition 7

by Harry R. Moody, Jennifer R. Sasser
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1452203091

ISBN-13: 9781452203096

Pub. Date: 12/09/2011

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Presenting current research in an innovative format, Aging: Concepts and Controversies encourages students to become involved and take an informed stand on the major aging issues that we face as a society. Leading author and active expert in gerontology Rick Moody provides thorough explanation of the issues in the Concepts sections and current

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Presenting current research in an innovative format, Aging: Concepts and Controversies encourages students to become involved and take an informed stand on the major aging issues that we face as a society. Leading author and active expert in gerontology Rick Moody provides thorough explanation of the issues in the Concepts sections and current research in the Controversy sections, demonstrating the close link between concepts and controversies in these broad areas of aging: health care, socioeconomic trends, and the life course.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452203096
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/09/2011
Edition description:
Seventh Edition
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Prologue
About the Authors
Basic Concepts I. A Life Course Perspective on Aging
Controversy 1. Does Old Age Have Meaning?
Controversy 2. Why Do Our Bodies Grow Old?
Controversy 3. Does Intellectual Functioning Decline With Age?
Basic Concepts II. Aging, Health Care, and Society
Controversy 4. Should We Ration Health Care for Older People?
Controversy 5. Should Families Provide for Their Own?
Controversy 6. Should Older People Be Protected From Bad Choices?
Controversy 7. Should People Have the Choice to End Their Lives?
Basic Concepts III. Social and Economic Outlook for an Aging Society
Controversy 8. Should Age or Need Be the Basis for Entitlement?
Controversy 9. What Is the Future for Social Security?
Controversy 10. Is Retirement Obsolete?
Controversy 11. Aging Boomers: Boom or Bust?
Controversy 12. The New Aging Marketplace: Hope or Hype?
Appendix. How to Research a Term Paper in Gerontology
Bibliography
Photo Credits
Glossary/Index

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