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Handbook of families and aging

Author: Rosemary Blieszner; Victoria Hilkevitch Bedford
Publisher: Santa Barbara, California ; Denver, Colorado ; Oxford, England : Praeger, [2012] ©2012
Edition/Format:   Book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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"This book is both an updated version of and a complement to the original Handbook of aging and the family. The many additions include the most recent demographic changes on aging families, new theoretical formulations, innovative research methods, recent legal issues, and death and bereavement, as well as new material on the relationships themselves--sibling, partnered, and intergenerational relationships, for  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rosemary Blieszner; Victoria Hilkevitch Bedford
ISBN: 9780313381737 0313381739 9781440828638 1440828636 9780313381744 0313381747
OCLC Number: 690088607
Notes: Revised edition of: Handbook of aging and the family. 1995.
Description: x, 616 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The family context of aging / Rosemary Blieszner and Victoria Hilkevitch Bedford --
Demographic trends and later life families in the 21st century / Emily M. Agree and Mary Elizabeth Hughes --
Theoretical directions for studying family ties and aging / Ingrid Arnet Connidis --
Innovative research methods for family gerontology / Aloen L. Townsend --
Marriage and other partnered relationships in middle an late adulthood / Jamila Bookwala --
Sibling relationships from middle to old age / Victoria Hilkevitch Bedford and Paula Smith Avioli --
Aging parents and adult children: determinants of relationship quality / Jori Sechrist [and others] --
Grandparenthood: grandchild and great-grandchild relationships / Bert Hayslip, Jr. and Kyle S. Page --
Relationships in older stepfamilies / Lawrence Ganong and Marilyn Coleman --
The importance of discretionary and fictive kin relationships for older adults / Marieke Voorpostel --
Intersectionality and aging families / Toni Calasanti and K. Jill Kiecolt --
Ethnic and cultural diversity in aging families: implications for resource allocation and well-being across generations / Merril Silverstein, Jessica Lendon, and Roseann Giarrusso --
Older rural adults and their families / Norah Keating and Stephanie Fletcher --
Aging families and immigration / Paula M. Usita and Holly B. Shakya --
U.S. old age policy and families / Madonna Harrington Meyer and Chantell Frazier --
Legal issues in aging families / Marshall B. Kapp --
Elder abuse in aging families / Pamela B. Teaster, Tenzin Wangmo, and Frances B. Vorsky --
Family gerontechnology: an emergent agenda for research, policy, and practice / Jennifer M. Kinney and Cary S. Kart --
Families and retirement / Maximiliane E. Szinovacz [and others] --
Divorce and widowhood in later life / Deborah Carr and Tetyana Pudrovska --
Family caregiving in later life: shifting paradigms / Rachel Pruchno and Laura N. Gitlin --
Turning points in later life: grief and bereavement / Brian de Vries --
New directions for family gerontology: where do we go from here? / Victoria Hilkevitch Bedford and Rosemary Blieszner.
Other Titles: Handbook of aging and the family.
Responsibility: Rosemary Blieszner and Victoria Hilkevitch Bedford, editors.

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This comprehensive reference in family gerontology reviews and critiques the recent theoretical, empirical, and methodological literature; identifies future research directions; and makes  Read more...

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