By Christopher Phillipson

ISBN-10: 0745630847

ISBN-13: 9780745630847

ISBN-10: 0745630855

ISBN-13: 9780745630854

getting old populations characterize a key international problem for the twenty-first century. Few parts of lifestyles will stay untouched by way of the accompanying adjustments to cultural, financial and social existence. This ebook interrogates quite a few understandings of aging, and offers a severe overview of attitudes and responses to the improvement of getting old societies, putting those within the context of various historic and sociological debates.

Written in a hugely obtainable sort, this ebook examines a variety of subject matters, together with demographic swap throughout excessive- and low-income international locations, theories of social growing older, altering definitions of 'age', retirement developments, family members and intergenerational kin, poverty and inequality, and wellbeing and fitness and social care in later existence. The booklet additionally considers the foremost steps helpful in getting ready for the social transformation which inhabitants getting old will bring.

Ageing offers a clean and unique method of a subject matter of crucial hindrance to scholars and students operating in sociology, social coverage and wider social technological know-how disciplines and the humanities.

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