Gerontology: Changes, Challenges, and Solutions, 1st Edition

  • Madonna Harrington Meyer
  • Elizabeth A. Daniele
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  • ISBN-10: 144083427X
  • ISBN-13: 9781440834271
  • DDC: 618.97
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 712 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released September 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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This two-volume set provides undergraduate and graduate students, scholars, professionals, and policymakers with an overview of the field of aging that examines the social landscape as well as key changes, challenges, and solutions.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Demographic Perspectives on Global Population Aging.
2: Theories of Aging and Social Gerontology: Explaining How Social Factors Influence Well-Being in Later Life.
3: Ageism: Stereotypes, Causes, Effects, and Countermovements.
4: The U.S. Old-Age Welfare State: Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, Medicare, and Medicaid.
5: Gender, Race, and Ethnicity and the Life Course.
6: Poverty, Income, and Wealth across the Life Course.
7: Work and Retirement.
8: Veterans and the Life Course.
9: Immigration, Life Course, and Aging.
10: Marital Status and Living Arrangements Over the Life Course.
11: Grandparenthood: A Developmental Perspective.
12: The Transformation of Aging Politics and Policy in the United States.
Volume 1 Index.
About the Editors and Contributors.