Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences / Edition 2

Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences / Edition 2

by Robert H. Binstock, Ethel Shanas
     
 

ISBN-10: 0442264801

ISBN-13: 9780442264802

Pub. Date: 03/28/1985

Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated

The Fifth Edition of the Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences reflects the growth of ideas, information, and research literature in the social aspects of aging. Building upon the first four editions, the Fifth Edition is substantially expanded with eleven new topics, including the demography of aging, the social psychology of health, social

Overview

The Fifth Edition of the Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences reflects the growth of ideas, information, and research literature in the social aspects of aging. Building upon the first four editions, the Fifth Edition is substantially expanded with eleven new topics, including the demography of aging, the social psychology of health, social support, chronic care, and role transitions in aging. Fourteen additional chapters on the main avenues of research in social science and aging round out the volume. Intended for use by researchers, professional practitioners, and students in the field of aging, the Fifth Edition 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 Fifth Edition is a comprehensive source for information on aging and the social sciences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780442264802
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/28/1985
Series:
Handbook on Aging Ser.
Edition description:
2nd ed
Pages:
816

Table of Contents

Contributors ix

Foreword xi

Preface xiii

About the Editors xv

Part 1 Theory and Methods

1 Age, the Life Course, and the Sociological Imagination: Prospects for Theory Dale Dannefer 3

2 Aging, Cohorts, and Methods Yang Yang 17

Part 2 Aging and Social Structure

3 Demography and Aging Linda G. Martin 33

4 Trends in Longevity and Prospects for the Future S. Jay Olshansky 47

5 Disability, Functioning, and Aging Vicki A. Freedman 57

6 Global Aging Elizabeth Frankenberg Duncan Thomas 73

7 Racial and Ethnic Influences Over the Life Course James S. Jackson Ishtar O. Govia Sherrill L. Sellers 91

8 Stratification and Inequality Over the Life Course Scott M. Lynch J. Scott Brown 105

Part 3 Social Factors and Social Institutions

9 Health Disparities Among Older Adults: Life Course Influences and Policy Solutions Pamela Herd Stephanie A. Robert James S. House 121

10 Molecular Genetics, Aging, and Well-being: Sensitive Period, Accumulation, and Pathway Models Michael J. Shanahan Scott M. Hofer 135

11 Social Factors, Depression, and Aging Linda K. George 149

12 Aging, Inheritance, and Gift-Giving Jacqueline L. Angel Stipica Mudrazija 163

13 Economic Status of the Aged in the United States Virginia P. Reno Ben Veghte 175

14 Employment and Aging Sara E. Rix 193

15 The Changing Residential Environments of Older People Stephen M. Golant 207

16 Civic Engagement and Aging Stephen J. Cutler Jon Hendricks Greg O'Neill 221

17 Late-Life Death and Dying in 21st-Century America Deborah T. Gold 235

Part 4 Aging and Society

18 The Political Economy of Pension Reform in Europe Martin Kohli Camila Arza 251

19 Politics and Aging in the United States Andrea L. Campbell Robert H. Binstock 265

20 The Future of Retirement Security John B. Williamson 281

21 Organization and Financing of Health Care Marilyn Moon 295

22 Long-Term Care Financing, Service Delivery, and Quality Assurance: The International Experience Joshua M. Wiener 309

23 Gender, Aging, and Social Policy Madonna Harrington Meyer Wendy M. Parker 323

24 Aging and Social Intervention: Life Course Perspectives Lisa F. Berkman Karen A. Ertel Maria M. Glymour 337

25 Fiscal Implications of Population Aging John Gist 353

Author Index 367

Subject Index 385

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