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Aging in the past : demography, society, and old age

Author: David I Kertzer; Peter Laslett
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1995.
Series: Studies in demography (Berkeley, Calif.), 7.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text offers new research results and analyses on ageing, historically and across cultures. The average age of the world's population is increasing, but there has been little historical  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Kongress (York, Me.)
Aufsatzsammlung
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David I Kertzer; Peter Laslett
ISBN: 0520084659 9780520084650 0520084667 9780520084667
OCLC Number: 28966300
Description: xiv, 408 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Necessary knowledge : age and aging in the societies of the past / Peter Laslett --
Elderly persons and members of their households in England and Wales from preindustrial times to the present / Richard Wall --
The elderly in the bosom of the family : la famille souche and hardship reincorporation / E.A. Hammel --
Household systems and the lives of the old in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Hungary / Rudolf Andorka --
Migration in the later years of life in traditional Europe / Andrejs Plakans and Charles Wetherell --
Older lives on the frontier : the residential patterns of the older population of Texas, 1850-1910 / Myron P. Gutmann --
A home of one's own : aging and home ownership in the United States in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century / Michael R. Haines and Allen C. Goodman --
The impact of widowhood in nineteenth-century Italy / David I. Kertzer and Nancy Karweit --
The demography of widowhood in preindustrial New Hampshire / Daniel Scott Smith --
Transition to widowhood and family support systems in the twentieth century, northeastern United States / Tamara K. Hareven and Peter Uhlenberg --
The impact of aging on the employment of men in American working-class communities at the end of the nineteenth century / Roger I. Ransom and Richard Sutch --
Trends in old age mortality in the United States, 1900-1935 : evidence from railroad pensions / George Alter --
Toward a historical demography of aging / David I. Kertzer.
Series Title: Studies in demography (Berkeley, Calif.), 7.
Other Titles: Aging
Responsibility: edited by David I. Kertzer, Peter Laslett.
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