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Understanding Old Age: Critical and Global Perspectives / Edition 1

Understanding Old Age: Critical and Global Perspectives / Edition 1

by Gail Wilson
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Providing a comprehensive overview of issues of ageing from a global perspective this ambitious text introduces the reader to a wide range of issues and policies on ageing. Topics examined include: theoretical perspectives on ageing in society; demographic trends; roles played by older people as political actors; migration; health; pensions; family and institutional care; and elder abuse.

This will be an essential text for students of social gerontology, as well as an invaluable resource for students of nursing, social work, social policy and development studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761960126
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 05/01/2000
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

An Ageing World
Ageing Across Cultures
Rising Tides
Demography and Old Age
Older People as Political Actors
Globalisation, Structural Adjustment and Ageing
Globalization, Migration and Ageing
Material Resources in Later Life
Health and Illness in Later Life
Family and Community in Later Life
Services for Elders
Institutional Living in Later Life
Ageing in Context

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