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The futures of old age

Author: John A Vincent; Chris Phillipson; Murna Downs; British Society of Gerontology.
Publisher: London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE Publications, 2006.
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What is the future of old age? How will families, services, and economies adapt to an older population? This book places these questions, and many more, in the context of social and political change, and assesses what the various futures of old age might be.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Futures of old age.
London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE Publications, 2006
(DLC) 2005934447
(OCoLC)70060431
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John A Vincent; Chris Phillipson; Murna Downs; British Society of Gerontology.
ISBN: 9781849202756 1849202753 9781412901079 1412901073 9781412901086 1412901081 9781446211533 1446211533
OCLC Number: 326074159
Notes: "Published in association with BSG."
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 255 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Visions of later life : golden cohort to generation Z / Andrew Blaikie --
Future 'conflicts' across generations and cohorts? / Vern L. Bengtson and Norella M. Putney --
Developments in the life course / Dale Dannefer and Casey Miklowski --
Ageing and social class : an enduring relationship / Alan Walker and Liam Foster --
Gender and later life : change, choice and constraints / Sara Arber --
Ethnicity and old age / James Nazroo --
The future of inequalities in retirement income / Debora Price and Jay Ginn --
Will the baby-boomers be better off than their parents in retirement? / Maria Evandrou and Jane Falkingham --
The future of stock-market pensions / Richard Minns --
Ageing selves and others : distinctiveness and uniformity in the struggle for intergenerational solidarity / Simon Biggs --
Biographical work and the future of the ageing self / Jaber F. Gubrium and James A. Holstein --
Ageing and belief : between tradition and change / Peter G. Coleman, Marie A. Mills and Peter Speck --
Will our old age be healthier? / Christina Victor --
Is there a better future for people with dementia and their families? / Murna Downs and Errollyn Bruce --
The future of well-being : quality of life of older people in the twenty-first century / John Bond and Lynne Corner --
The ageing of family life transitions / Sarah Harper --
Flying solo in old age : widowed and divorced men and women in later life / Kate Davidson --
Housing and future living arrangements / Sheila Peace --
Anti-ageing science and the future of old age / John Vincent --
Ageing and globalization / Chris Phillipson --
The future life course, migration and old age / Tony Warnes.
Responsibility: edited by John A. Vincent, Chris Phillipson, and Murna Downs.

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