The Social Context of Ageing [NOOK Book]

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This book focuses on the social contexts of ageing, looking at the diversity of ageing and older people, and at different factors that are important to experiences of old age and ageing.
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The Social Context of Ageing

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Overview

This book focuses on the social contexts of ageing, looking at the diversity of ageing and older people, and at different factors that are important to experiences of old age and ageing.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203338599
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publication date: 12/20/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 368
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Christina Victor has worked in social gerontology for over twenty years. She is currently Professor of Gerontology and Health Services Research, Head of School of Health and Social Care, University of Reading.
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Table of Contents

1 The social perspective on ageing 1
2 Theoretical perspectives on the study of ageing 9
3 Methodological aspects of the study of ageing 44
4 The demographic context 79
5 Health and illness 114
6 Psychological health and well-being 153
7 Family and social networks 187
8 Material resources in later life 229
9 Caring networks 267
10 Services for older people 300
11 The future of old age 327
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