Understanding Old Age: Critical and Global Perspectives

Understanding Old Age: Critical and Global Perspectives

By: Gail Wilson (author)Hardback

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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.

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

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780761960119
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • ID: 9780761960119
  • weight: 440
  • ISBN10: 0761960112

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