''Full of valuable definitions, descriptions, discussion and succinct summaries....the volume forms an interesting, up-to-date reservoir of information on 'preparation for aging'. As a source of specific insights and alternative perspectives it is a welcome addition to the literature.'' -Aging and Society
Presents 35 selected papers written by international contributors covering a range of topics, including life-long learning and retirement; health and the quality of life; gender, generation, and aging; pension systems and attitudes toward retirement; and programs for successful retirement. Essays address theoretical issues and practical issues; many are based on the authors' case studies of particular populations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Lifelong Learning and Retirement: Meaning and Late Life Learning (H.R. Moody). The Third Age and the Disappearance of Old Age (P. Laslett). Life after Work: Lines, Boundaries, and Spaces (T. Schuller). Health and Quality of Life: The New Public Health Approach to Improving Physical Activity and Autonomy in Older Populations (J.B. McKinlay). Healthy Aging-Utopia or a Realistic Target? (E. Heikkinen). Adding Life to Years! Promoting Quality of Life in an Aging Europe (C. Todd). Gender, Generation, and Aging: Interrelations between Generations in Historical Perspective (B. Odén). Gender and Aging (C.C. Meunier). Gender, Aging, and Quality of Life (G.E. McClearn et al.). Pension Systems and Attitudes to Retirement: Psychological Issues of Aging and Work (P. Huuhtanen). A New Concept for Productive Aging at Work (J. Ilmarinen). What If the Disability Pension Application Is Denied? (R. Gould). Programs for Successful Retirement: Educating Health Professionals in Gerontology: A Canadian Perspective (A.C. Beckingham). Aging Well: European Health Program for Older People (S. Greengross). Retirement Preparation in Subjects of Working Age (F. Marcellini, N. Barbini). 19 additional articles. Index.