Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences

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byBinstock, Robert H., Robert H. Binstock

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The Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences, Sixth Edition provides a comprehensive summary and evaluation of recent research on the social aspects of aging. The 25 chapters are divided into four sections discussing Aging and Time, Aging and Social Structure, Social Factors and Social Institutions, and Aging and Society. Within this context, aging is examined from the perspectives of many disciplines and professions including anthropology, bioethics, demography, economics, epidemiology, law, political science, psychology, and sociology.

The Sixth Edition of the Handbook is virtually 100% new material. Seventeen chapters are on subjects not carried in the previous edition. Seven topics were carried over from the previous edition but written by new authors with fresh perspectives and brought up to date. Some of the exciting new topics include social relationships in late life, technological change and aging, religion and aging, lifestyle and aging, perceived quality of life, economic security in retirement, and aging and the law. There is also a greater emphasis on international perspectives, particularly in chapters on aging and politics, diversity and aging, and immigration.

The Handbook will be of use to researchers and professional practitioners working with the aged. It is also suitable for use as a course text for graduate and advanced undergraduate courses on aging and the social sciences.

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The Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences, Sixth Edition provides a comprehensive summary and evaluation of recent research on the social aspects of aging. The 25 chapters are divided into four sections discussing Aging and Time, Aging and Social Structure, Social Factors and Social Institutions, and Aging and Society. Within this...

James H. Schulz is Professor of Economics in the Florence Heller Graduate School at Brandeis University, holds the Meyer and Ida Kirstein Chair in Aging Policy, and is currently Director of the Ph.D. Program. He is on the Board of Directors of four mutual funds sponsored by the American Association of Retired Persons and managed by the...

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Format:OtherDimensions:544 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:May 1, 2011Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0080495184

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Table of Contents

1
Aging and the Life Course
Richard A. Settersten, Jr.

2
Modeling Time and Age: Concepts and Methods
Duane F. Alwin, Ryan McCammon, Scott Hofer

3
Morbidity and Mortality
Kenneth Land, Yang Yang

4
Historical Perspectives on Aging
Carole Haber

5
Migration and Immigration
Charles F. Longino, Jr., Don E. Bradley

6
Diversity and Aging
Ronald Angel, Jacqueline Angel

7
Social Networks and Social Integration
Nan Lin, Jennifer Moren-Cross

8
A New Life Stage: The Third Agel
Phyliss Moen, Donna Spencer

9
Stratification and the Life Course
Angela O'Rand

10
Family Structure and Transfers
Merril Silverstein

11
Social Relationships in Late Life
Neal Krause

12
Older Workers
Melissa Hardy

13
Economic Status of the Elderly
Karen Holden

14
Health and Aging
Kenneth F. Ferraro


15
Technological Change and Aging
Stephen J. Cutler

16
Religion and Aging
Ellen Idler

17
Aging and Life Style
Jon Hendricks, Laurie Russell Hatch

18
Quality of Life
Linda K. George

19
Aging and Politics: An International Perspective
Alan Walker, Ph.D.

20
The Changing Public-Private Mix of Economic Support
James H. Schulz, Allan Borowski

21
The Organization and Financing of Health Care
Marilyn Moon

22
Emerging Issues in Long-Term Care
Robyn I. Stone, Ph.D.

23
Aging and the Law
Marshall Kapp

24
Anti-Aging Medicine and Science: Social Implications
Robert H. Binstock, Jennifer R. Fishman, Thomas E. Johnson

25
Aging and Justice
Martin Kohli