The report summarizes the current trends in the process of ageing, through discussions on gender dimensions, accessibility to pensions and legislation on older persons.
The handbook is intended to keep researchers and practitioners in gerontology abreast of the newest theories and models of aging; this edition features virtually all new contributors and content and 35 chapters by the most highly respected luminaries in the field.
This book examines one of the most important demographic changes facing the United States: an overall aging population and the increasing influence of Latinos.
The book brings together state-of-the-art research on successful aging in Asian populations and highlights how the factors that contribute to successful aging differ from those in the West.
Researchers followed more than 350 families composed of more than 3,500 individuals to find out how religion is, or is not, passed down from one generation to the next.
The book contains almost 80 original chapters, commissioned and written by the world’s leading gerontologists from 16 countries and 5 continents; the broad focus of the handbook is on the behavioral and social sciences as well as important contributions from the biological and medical sciences.
The volume provides a diverse, eclectic, and paradoxically mature approach to theorizing and demonstrates how the development of theory is crucial to the future of family research.
The purpose of the volume is to examine consequences of global aging for families and intergenerational support, and for nations as they plan for the future.
Drawing from the longest-running longitudinal study of families in the world, the book casts doubt on the conventional wisdom about family decline during the last decades of the twentieth century.