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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
 

ISBN-10: 0674323270

ISBN-13: 9780674323278

Pub. Date: 04/01/1991

Publisher: Harvard

The prospect of spending long years in reasonable health and scarcely impaired activity, far beyond the convenient landmark of retirement, has already become the norm—without 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

Overview

The prospect of spending long years in reasonable health and scarcely impaired activity, far beyond the convenient landmark of retirement, has already become the norm—without 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 enrichment—before retirement and before the children leave home—before we reach the Third Age.

Product Details

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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