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Social Context of Ageing
     

Social Context of Ageing

by Christina Victor, Christina R. Victor, Christina Victor
 

This comprehensive text 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. It includes key chapters on:

  • theoretical and methodological bases for the study of ageing
  • demographic context of the 'ageing' population

Overview

This comprehensive text 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. It includes key chapters on:

  • theoretical and methodological bases for the study of ageing
  • demographic context of the 'ageing' population
  • health and illness
  • family and social networks
  • formal and informal care and other services for older people.

Providing an invaluable introduction to the major issues involved in the study of ageing, this book is essential reading for students of sociology, gerontology, social policy, health and social care, and professionals working with older people.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415221405
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/06/2005
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

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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