Aging and the Life Course : An Introduction to Social Gerontology

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-07-01
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill College
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Table of Contents

Part 1: Defining the Field

Chapter 1: The Field of Social Gerontology

Chapter 2: Theories of Aging

Chapter 3: Demography of Aging

Chapter 4: Old Age and the Welfare State

Part 2: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Aging

Chapter 5: Historical Perspectives on Aging

Chapter 6: Biological Perspectives on Aging

Chapter 7: Psychological Perspectives on Aging

Part 3: Social Aspects of Aging

Chapter 8: Adult Development and Life Course Transitions

Chapter 9: Family Relationships and Social Support Systems

Chapter 10: Living Arrangements

Chapter 11: Work and Retirement

Part 4: Care of the Aging

Chapter 12: Health and Health Care

Chapter 13: Caring for the Frail Elderly

Chapter 14: Dying, Death, and Bereavement

Part 5: Aging and Society

Chapter 15: The Economics of Aging

Chapter 16: Aging and Inequality

Chapter 17: The Politics of Aging

Careers Appendix

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