Global Aging: Comparative Perspectives on Aging and the Life Course

ISBN-13: 9780826105462
ISBN-10: 0826105467
Edition: 1
Author: Suzanne R. Kunkel PhD, J. Scott Brown PhD, Frank J. Whittington PhD
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Format: Paperback 328 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780826105462
ISBN-10: 0826105467
Edition: 1
Author: Suzanne R. Kunkel PhD, J. Scott Brown PhD, Frank J. Whittington PhD
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Format: Paperback 328 pages
Category: Law , Macroeconomics

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Acknowledged authors Suzanne R. Kunkel PhD , J. Scott Brown PhD , Frank J. Whittington PhD wrote Global Aging: Comparative Perspectives on Aging and the Life Course comprising 328 pages back in 2014. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0826105467 and 9780826105462. Since then Global Aging: Comparative Perspectives on Aging and the Life Course textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 12.10 or rent at the marketplace.

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This book is exemplary in amassing demographic, policy, and sociopsychological data from around the world to refute both premises: that countries' aging is not occurring in developing nations and that aging of the population presents intractable predicaments. The content of the book is rich with current information seldom accumulated into one source. For a scholar of aging studies, the topics are comprehensive, including demographics, political systems, health and long-term care provision, employment/retirement, and formal and informal support systems. Structurally, the book adds value with the inclusion of Web resources and a robust index. The design is conducive for a classroom setting by incorporating discussion questions and key words at the end of each chapter." -- Dr. Carol A. Gosselink, PsycCritiques

Using a comparative, cross-national perspective, Global Aging: Comparative Perspectives on Aging and the Life Course explores the major topics in social gerontology worldwide and the demands that the aging population places on a society.

This comprehensive and timely guide includes contributions from international gerontology scholars and illustrates both universal and socioculturally unique aspects of aging across nations. It is organized thematically for ease of use and includes an abundance of photographs and illustrations to highlight key points.

Key features:

  • Discussions on various nations' policies and programs designed to meet the unique needs of an older population
  • An essay on pension and income maintenance policies and programs
  • An analysis of the role of local and national governments, as well as non-governmental organizations, in serving older adults
  • Case studies on specific aspects of aging: family life, caregiving, policies and politics, health and long-term care, and work and retirement
  • The most current demographic data on aging around the world

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