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A fresh map of life : the emergence of the Third Age

Author: Peter Laslett
Publisher: Basingstoke : Macmillan, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This study argues that the third age - beyond the breadwinning and child-rearing years - is that of greatest personal fulfilment, the apogee of life. Combining social history, sociology and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Laslett
ISBN: 0333666763 9780333666760 0333599403 9780333599402
OCLC Number: 60276838
Notes: Previous edition: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1989.
Description: xiv, 311 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. A New Division of the Life Course --
2. How Long Can Anyone Go on Living? --
3. The Age of Britain as a Country: Britain Be Your Age! --
First Adjuration --
4. The Age of the Present British Population, with a Glimpse into its Future: Britain Be Your Age! --
Second Adjuration --
5. The Rectangular Survival Curve and the Secular Shift in Ageing --
6. The Emergence of the Third Age --
7. Hostile and Demeaning Descriptions of the Elderly --
8. The Insufficiency of the Family Group --
in the Past and in the Present --
9. Retirement and its Social History: Kin and Collectivity in Support of the Old --
10. The General Theory of the Third Age --
11. The Obsolescence of the Educational System; the University of the Third Age --
12. The Burden of the Elderly and Paying for Your Own Third Age --
13. The Responsibilities of Older British People.
Responsibility: Peter Laslett.

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