Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences

Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences

by Linda George, Linda K. George

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780123808813
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 11/26/2010
Series: Handbooks of Aging
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 388
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Linda K. George is Professor of Sociology at Duke University where she also serves as Associate Director of the Duke University Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development. She is a fellow and past president of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA). She is former chair of the Aging and Life Course Section and the Sociology of Mental Health Section of the American Sociological Association (ASA). She is former editor of the Journal of Gerontology, Social Sciences. She is currently associate editor of Social Psychology Quarterly and former associate editor of Demography. Professor George is the author or editor of eight books and author of more than 250 journal articles and book chapters. She co-edited the third, fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh editions of the Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences. Her major research interests include social factors and illness, stress and social support, and mental health and well-being across the life course. Among the honors Professor George has received are Phi Beta Kappa, the Duke University Distinguished Teaching Award, the Mentorship Award from the Behavioral and Social Sciences Section of GSA, the Dean’s Mentoring Award from the Graduate School of Duke University, the Kleemeier Award from the GSA, and the Matilda White Riley Award from the ASA.

Table of Contents

Part One: Theory and Methods

Chapter 1: Theories of Aging and the Life Course - Dale Dannefer

Chapter 2: Aging, Cohorts, and Methods - Yang Yang

Part Two: Aging and Social Structure

Chapter 3: Demography and Aging - Linda G. Martin

Chapter 4: Health Trends and Future Projections - S. Jay Olshansky Chapter 5: Disability and Aging - Vicki Freedman

Chapter 6: Global Aging - Elizabeth Frankenberg and Duncan Thomas

Chapter 7: Race, Ethnicity, and Aging - James Jackson, Ishtar O. Govia&Sherrill Sellers

Chapter 8: Social Stratification and the Life Course - Scott Lynch

Part Three: Social Factors and Social Institutions

Chapter 9: Health Disparities and Aging - Stephanie Robert&Pamela Herd&James House

Chapter 10: Social Factors in Genetics and Aging - Michael Shanahan and Scott Hofer

Chapter 11: Aging, Social Factors, and Mental Health - Linda George

Chapter 12: Aging and Inheritance: Social Factors - Jacqueline Angel

Chapter 13: Economic Status of the Aged - Virginia Reno

Chapter 14: Employment and Aging - Sara Rix

Chapter 15: Residential Environments of Older People - Stephen Golant

Chapter 16: Civic Engagement - Stephen CutlerJon Hendricks and Greg O’Neill

Chapter 17: Death and Dying - Deborah Gold

Part Four: Aging and Society

Chapter 18: The Politics of Pension Reform in Europe - Martin Kohli and Camila Arza

Chapter 19: Politics and Aging in the United States - Robert Binstock and Andrea Campbell

Chapter 20: The Future of Retirement Security - John Williamson

Chapter 21: Organization and Financing of Health Care - Marilyn Moon

Chapter 22: Cross-National Perspectives on Long-Term Care - Joshua Wiener

Chapter 23: Gender, Aging, and Social Policy - Madonna Harrington Meyer and Wendy Parker

Chapter 24: Aging and Social Intervention - Lisa Berkman

Chapter 25: Fiscal Implications of Population Aging - John Gist

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