9781452203096

Aging : Concepts and Controversies

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  • ISBN13:

    9781452203096

  • ISBN10:

    1452203091

  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/9/2011
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
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Summary

Presenting current research in an innovative format, Aging: Concepts and Controversies encourages students to become involved and take an informed stand on the major aging issues that we face as a society. Leading author and active expert in gerontology Rick Moody provides thorough explanation of the issues in the Concepts sections and current research in the Controversy sections, demonstrating the close link between concepts and controversies in these broad areas of aging: health care, socioeconomic trends, and the life course.

Table of Contents

Preface
Prologue
About the Authors
a Life Course Perspective on Aging
Does Old Age Have Meaning?
Why Do Our Bodies Grow Old?
Does Intellectual Functioning Decline With Age?
Basic Concepts II
Should We Ration Health Care for Older People?
Should Families Provide for Their Own?
Should Older People Be Protected From Bad Choices?
Should People Have the Choice to End Their Lives?
Basic Concepts III
Should Age or Need Be the Basis for Entitlement?
What Is the Future for Social Security?
Is Retirement Obsolete?
Aging Boomers: Boom or Bust?
The New Aging Marketplace: Hope or Hype?
Appendix. How to Research a Term Paper in Gerontology
Bibliography
Photo Credits
Glossary/Index
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