Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences

Editors: George, Linda and Kenneth Ferraro
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-0-12-417235-7
Category: Social Sciences
Image Count: 28
Book Status: Available
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This updated edition presents the latest research available on aging individuals, populations, and the dynamic culmination of the life course, providing a comprehensive synthesis and review of the latest research findings in the social sciences of aging that is of particular interest to scientists and researchers in a broad array of specialties

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Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • About the Editors
  • List of Contributors
  • I THEORY AND METHODS
  • 1. Aging and the Social Sciences: Progress and Prospects
  • 2. Trajectory Models for Aging Research
  • II SOCIAL STRUCTURES AND PROCESSES
  • 3. Biodemography: Adding Biological Insight into Social, Economic, and Psychological Models of Population and Individual Health Change with Age
  • 4. Late-Life Disability Trends and Trajectories
  • 5. Early Life Origins of Adult Health and Aging
  • 6. Racial and Ethnic Inequalities in Health
  • 7. Immigration, Aging, and the Life Course
  • 8. Gender, Time Use, and Aging
  • 9. Social Networks in Later Life
  • III SOCIAL FACTORS AND SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS
  • 10. Stability, Change, and Complexity in Later-Life Families
  • 11. The Influence of Military Service on Aging
  • 12. Religion, Health, and Aging
  • 13. Evolving Patterns of Work and Retirement
  • 14. Productive Engagement in Later Life
  • 15. Aging, Neighborhoods, and the Built Environment
  • 16. Abusive Relationships in Late Life
  • 17. The Impact of Disasters: Implications for the Well-Being of Older Adults
  • 18. End-of-Life Planning and Health Care
  • IV AGING AND SOCIETY
  • 19. Organization and Financing of Health Care
  • 20. Innovations in Long-Term Care
  • Politics and Policies of Aging in the United States
  • The Future of Retirement Security in Comparative Perspective
  • Health Inequalities Among Older Adults in Developed Countries: Reconciling Theories and Policy Approaches