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Ageing societies : a comparative introduction

Author: Virpi Timonen
Publisher: Maidenhead, England ; New York : Open University Press, 2008.
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Offers an introduction to the field of ageing, highlighting the inter-connections between health, economic and social aspects of ageing. This book highlights the nature of ageing as an individual and societal experience. It is suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate students in fields such as gerontology, social policy, and social work.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Timonen, Virpi.
Ageing societies.
Maidenhead, England ; New York : Open University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)173718672
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Virpi Timonen
ISBN: 9780335235551 0335235557 1281449873 9781281449870
OCLC Number: 245346143
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 205 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Front Cover; Half-title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; List of figures, tables and boxes; Preface; Acknowledgements; PART 1: SOCIAL CONTEXTS OF AGEING; Chapter 1: The importance of understanding ageing; Chapter 2: Demography 101: why do populations age?; Chapter 3: Changing family structures and inter-generational solidarity; PART 2: HEALTH, INCOME AND WORK IN LATER LIFE; Chapter 4: Health in later life; Chapter 5: Pensions and employment: providing security in old age?; Chapter 6: Population ageing: an excessive burden or a manageable challenge?; PART 3: CARE OF OLDER PERSONS.
Other Titles: Aging societies
Responsibility: Virpi Timonen.

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This book aims to convince readers that ageing is not boring, threatening or depressing, but that it has enormous relevance for the young and the old alike.  Read more...

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