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A Fresh Map of Life: The Emergence of the Third Age / Edition 1

A Fresh Map of Life: The Emergence of the Third Age / Edition 1

by Peter Laslett


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ISBN-13: 9780674323278
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 04/01/1991
Edition description: 1st Harvard University Press pbk. ed
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface - A New Division of the Life Course - How Long Can Anyone Go On Living - The Age of Britain as a Country: Britain be Your Age, First Adjuration - The Age of the Present British Population, with a Glimpse into its Future. Britain be Your Age, Second Adjuration - The Rectangular Survival Curve and the Secular Shift in Ageing - The Emergence of the Third Age - Hostile and Demeaning Descriptions of the Elderly - The Insufficiency of the Family Group, in the Past and in the Present - Retirement and its Social History: Kin and Collectivity in Support of the Old - The General Theory of the Third Age - The Obsolescence of the Educational System, and the University of the Third Age - The Burden of the Elderly and Paying for your own Third Age - The Responsibilities of Older British People - Bibliography - Index

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