Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences, 8th Edition

  • Linda George
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  • ISBN-10: 0124172857
  • ISBN-13: 9780124172852
  • DDC: 305.26
  • Grade Level Range: 11th Grade - College Senior
  • 552 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released March 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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This book presents the extraordinary growth of research 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. New topics include families, immigration, social factors, and cognition, caregiving, neighborhoods, and built environments, natural disasters, religion and health, and sexual behavior, amongst others.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Editors.
List of Contributors.
Theory and Methods.
1: Aging and the Social Sciences: Progress and Prospects.
2: Trajectory Models for Aging Research.
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.
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.
Aging and Society.
19: Organization and Financing of Health Care.
20: Innovations in Long-Term Care.
21: Politics and Policies of Aging in the United States.
22: The Future of Retirement Security in Comparative Perspective.
23: Health Inequalities Among Older Adults in Developed Countries: Reconciling Theories and Policy Approaches.
Author Index.
Subject Index.