×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Handbook On Women And Aging / Edition 1
     

Handbook On Women And Aging / Edition 1

by Jean M. Coyle
 

See All Formats & Editions

ISBN-10: 0275973182

ISBN-13: 9780275973186

Pub. Date: 08/01/2001

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Statistics show that women live longer than men, and that they constitute a substantial majority of the North American population over age 50. But lack of empirical data on aging women has helped to perpetuate numerous myths and stereotypes. This reference provides a comprehensive overview of current research on women and aging. Chapters are written by expert

Overview

Statistics show that women live longer than men, and that they constitute a substantial majority of the North American population over age 50. But lack of empirical data on aging women has helped to perpetuate numerous myths and stereotypes. This reference provides a comprehensive overview of current research on women and aging. Chapters are written by expert contributors and are grouped in sections devoted to historical and theoretical views, economic concerns, health and lifestyle issues, demographic information, and relationships. Chapters reflect research on women from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, the particular needs of the rural elderly, the problem of sexism and ageism, and the impact of significant life events, such as retirement and widowhood. Chapters cite current research, and the volume closes with a selected bibliography of major studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275973186
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/01/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
504
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.01(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

Introduction by Jean M. Coyle

Historical and Theoretical Perspectives

Sexism and Ageism by Erdman B. Palmore

Images of Middle-Aged and Older Women: Historical, Cultural, and Personal by Susan R. Sherman

Witches, Widows, Wives, and Workers: The Historiography of Older Women in America by Carole Haber

Images of Aging Women through the Years by Mary F. Grizzard

Sagacious, Sinful, or Superfluous?: The Social Construction of Older Women by Elizabeth W. Markson

Economic Issues

The Economic Status of Older Women by Rose M. Rubin

Middle-Aged and Older Women in the Work Force by John C. Rife

Retirement and Women by Frances M. Carp

Health, Psychological, and Living Issues

The Health of Older Women: A Diverse Experience by Diana J. Torrez

Developmental Models of Midlife and Aging in Women: Metaphors for Transcendence and for Individuality in Community by Jan D. Sinnott

Life Satisfaction and Older Women: Factor Structure Consistency among Age Cohorts by B. Jan McCulloch

Reminiscence among Older Women by Debra McDonald and Eileen Deges Curl

Suicidal Behavior in Middle-Aged and Older Women by Nancy J. Osgood and Marjorie J. Malkin

Women Survivors: The Oldest Old by Sally Bould and Charles F. Longino

Religion and Faith Development of Older Women by Barbara P. Payne-Stancil

Voluntarism Among Older Women by Winifred Dowling

Living Arrangements for Midlife and Older Women by Frances M. Carp

Racial, Ethnic, and Demographic Issues

Midlife and Older Black Women by Penny A. Ralston

Hidden Lives: Aging and Contemporary American Indian Women by Robert John, Patrice H. Blanchard, and Catherine Hagan Hennessy

Issues and Trends Affecting Asian Americans, Women, and Aging by Darlene Yee

Chicanas and Aging: Toward Definitions of Womanhood by Elisa Facio

Rural Older Women by Vira R. Kivett

Relationships

Family Relationships of Midlife and Older Women by Jean Pearson Scott

Single Women in Later Life by Richard L. Newtson and Pat M. Keith

Friendship Patterns Among Older Women by Rebecca G. Adams

Older Women and the Experience of Widowhood by Julia Bradsher

Women and Caregivers for the Elderly by Sally Bould

Fathers, Daughters, and Caregiving: Perspectives from Psychoanalysis and Life-Course Social Science by Bertram J. Cohler

Conclusions and Research Implications by Jean M. Coyle

Bibliography

Index

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews