A Fresh Map of Life: The Emergence of the Third Age / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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The prospect of spending long years in reasonable health and scarcely impaired activity, far beyond the convenient landmark of retirement, has already become the normwithout anybody really noticing it, let alone appreciating the implications. In this highly original and perhaps controversial book, Peter Laslett urges us to plan ahead for personal enrichmentbefore retirement and before the children leave homebefore we reach the Third Age.
|Edition description:||1st Harvard University Press pbk. ed|
|Product dimensions:||6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)|
Table of ContentsPreface - 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