Aging and the Life Course with Making the Grade CD-ROM and PowerWeb

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2004-05-07
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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This groundbreaking text is the first to take a life course perspective, examining the relationship between the quality of one's life in old age and one’s experiences, earlier choices, opportunities, and constraints. The text gives students a broad background for understanding current policy debates through a distinctive chapter entitled "Old Age and the Welfare State" (Chapter 11) and through boxed essays in every chapter called "An Issue for Public Policy." In addition, coverage of race, class, gender, and culture is integrated throughout.

Table of Contents

Part One: Defining the Field

Chapter 1. The Field of Social Gerontology

Chapter 2. Theories of Aging

Chapter 3. Life Course Transitions

Chapter 4. Demography of Aging

Part Two: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Aging

Chapter 5. Historical Perspectives on Aging

Chapter 6. Biological Perspectives on Aging

Chapter 7. Psychological Perspectives on Aging

Part Three: Social Aspects of Aging

Chapter 8. Family Relationships and Support Systems

Chapter 9. Living Arrangements

Chapter 10. Caring for the Frail Elderly

Part Four: Managing Transitions

Chapter 11. Old Age and the Welfare State

Chapter 12. Work and Retirement

Chapter 13. Health and Health Care

Chapter 14. Dying, Death, and Bereavement

Part Five: Aging and Society

Chapter 15. The Economics of Aging

Chapter 16. Poverty and Inequality

Chapter 17. The Politics of Aging

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