Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences / Edition 5

Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences / Edition 5

by Robert H. Binstock
     
 

ISBN-10: 0120991942

ISBN-13: 9780120991945

Pub. Date: 07/23/2001

Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books

The Fourth Edition of the Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences reflects the growth of ideas, information, and research literature on the social aspects of aging. Building upon the first three editions, the Handbook is substantially expanded with 25 new and distinguished contributors and nearly a dozen new topics. Intended for use by researchers, professional…  See more details below

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The Fourth Edition of the Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences reflects the growth of ideas, information, and research literature on the social aspects of aging. Building upon the first three editions, the Handbook is substantially expanded with 25 new and distinguished contributors and nearly a dozen new topics. Intended for use by researchers, professional practitioners, and students in the field of aging, the Handbook is divided into four sections, covering theory and research methodology, aging and social structure, social factors and social institutions associated with aging, and social interventions. Suitable as both a textbook and a reference tool, the Handbook represents a comprehensive source for information on aging and the social sciences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780120991945
Publisher:
Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date:
07/23/2001
Series:
The Handbooks of Aging
Edition description:
Fifth
Pages:
513
Product dimensions:
6.92(w) x 9.98(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors and Editors
Foreword
Preface
About the Editors
1Concepts and Theories of Aging: Beyond Microfication in Social Science Approaches
2Quantitative Approaches: Longitudinal Methods in the Study of Human Development and Aging
3Person-Centered Methods for Understanding Aging: The Integration of Numbers and Narratives
4Demography of Aging: A Century of Global Change, 1950-2050
5Economic and Social Implications of Demographic Patterns
6Geographical Distribution and Migration
7Age, Aging, and Anthropology
8Historical Perspectives on Aging the Family Relations
9Race, Ethnicity, and Aging
10The Gendered Life Course
11Stratification and the Life Course: The Forms of Life-Course Capital and Their Interrelationships
12The Social Psychology of Health
13Caregiving by Adult Children: Involvement, Role Disruption, and Health
14Work and Retirement
15Social Support
16The Aging Self in Social Contexts
17Aging and Role Transitions
18Aging and Politics
19Economic Status of the Elderly
20Economic Security Policies
21The Financing and Organization of Health Care
22Emerging Issues in Chronic Care
23Housing and Living Arrangements: A Transactional Perspective
24The End of Life
25Emerging Social Trends
Author Index
Subject Index

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