Issues in Aging / Edition 2

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Overview

"Issues in Aging presents facts and information about aging today. It covers the issues that most older people and their families will face, and it deals with issues that an aging society will raise for all of us. Whether you are older yourself, have older parents, relatives and friends, or plan to work with older people, the information in this text will help you understand aging today." This book looks first at large-scale social issues - social attitudes, the study of aging, and demographic issues. It then shows how these conditions affect individuals and social institutions. The book concludes with a look at political responses to aging and how individuals can create a better old age for themselves and the people they know.
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Editorial Reviews

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Thank you to the following reviewers:

Eldon Wegner University of Hawaii at Manoa
Maria Claver California State University, Long Beach
Wei Zhang

University of Hawaii at Manoa


“This textbook is excellent in providing a highly readable and highly up-to-date introduction to the field of social gerontology.”

-Eldon Wegner, University of Hawaii at Manoa

“I am very impressed with this text. It presents all of the necessary information in a fresh and modern way.”

-Maria Claver , California State University, Long Beach

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205578696
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/14/2008
  • Series: MySearchLab Series 15% off Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 504
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Novak is Dean and Associate Vice President of the Department of International and Extended Studies at San Jose State University. He has a taught a course in Aging and Society for over 20 years.

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Table of Contents

1 Aging today 1
2 Theories and methods 25
3 Aging at other times, in other places 52
4 Demography 76
5 Personal health and well-being 98
6 Life span development 131
7 Race and ethnicity 163
8 The health care system 196
9 Finances and economics 227
10 Retirement and work 255
11 Housing and transportation 282
12 Leisure, recreation, and education 314
13 Family life and social support 338
14 Death and dying 377
15 Politics and policies 397
16 Gerontology careers and you 424
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