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Understanding Old Age

Understanding Old Age
Critical and Global Perspectives

First Edition
  • Gail Wilson - London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

May 2000 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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.

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

`[A] welcome addition to the field of gerontology… An important contribution of the book is the positive light it casts on the issue of population ageing, …the main contribution of this book is its critical examination of common perceptions of ageing societies' - Age Concern Institute of Gerontology

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