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Old age in English history : past experiences, present issues

Author: Pat Thane
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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At the end of the twentieth century, more people are living into their seventies, eighties, nineties, and beyond, a process expected to continue well into the next millennium. This book shows that  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Pat Thane
ISBN: 0199250243 9780199250240
OCLC Number: 244811170
Notes: Originally published: 2000.
Description: 536 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction ; OLD AGE IN PRE-MODERN ENGLAND ; 1. Did People in the Past Grow Old? ; REPRESENTATIONS ; 2. Representations of Old Age in Ancient Greece and Rome ; 3. Medieval Images of Old Age ; 4. Old Age in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries ; EXPERIENCES ; 5. Independent Old People: Making a Living in Medieval England ; 6. The Aged Landless Poor: Work and Welfare in Medieval and Early Modern England ; 7. Old People and their Families ; 8. Lives of Expedients: Old People and the Old Poor Law ; INVENTING THE OLD-AGE PENSIONER ; 9. The New Poor Law and the Aged Poor ; 10. The Campaign for Old-Age Pensions ; 11. The First Piece of Socialism Britain has Entered upon? - The Introduction of Old-Age Pensions ; 12. Pensions for the Middle Classes: The Growth of Occupational Pensions ; LIVING LONGER IN A CHANGING WORLD: THE 1830S TO 1930S ; 13. An Unfailing Zest for Life: Images and Self-Images of Older People in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries ; 14. Work and Retirement: the 1830s to 1930s ; 15. Kinship does not Stop at the Front Door: Old People and their Families, the 1830s to 1930s ; 16. Pensions and Pensioners in War and Depression ; 17. The Menace of an Ageing Population, the 1920s to 1950s ; 'I DONT FEEL OLD': THE REINVENTION OF OLD AGE IN THE WELFARE STATE ; 18. A Remarkable Discovery of Secret Need: Pensioners in the 1940s ; 19. Pensions from Beveridge to the Millennium ; 20. Shocked into Idleness: The Emergence of Mass Retirement ; 21. The Family Lives of Old People ; 22. Inventing Geriatric Medicine ; 23. You're as old as you Feel: Images and Self-Images of Older People at the End of the Millennium ; CONCLUSION ; 24. Into the Twenty-First Century: An Ageing Society - Burden or Benefit? ; Bibliography ; Index ; Introduction ; OLD AGE IN PRE-MODERN ENGLAND ; 1. Did People in the Past Grow Old? ; REPRESENTATIONS ; 2. Representations of Old Age in Ancient Greece and Rome ; 3. Medieval Images of Old Age ; 4. Old Age in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries ; EXPERIENCES ; 5. Independent Old People: Making a Living in Medieval England ; 6. The Aged Landless Poor: Work and Welfare in Medieval and Early Modern England ; 7. Old People and their Families ; 8. Lives of Expedients: Old People and the Old Poor Law ; INVENTING THE OLD-AGE PENSIONER ; 9. The New Poor Law and the Aged Poor ; 10. The Campaign for Old-Age Pensions ; 11. The First Piece of Socialism Britain has Entered upon? - The Introduction of Old-Age Pensions ; 12. Pensions for the Middle Classes: The Growth of Occupational Pensions ; LIVING LONGER IN A CHANGING WORLD: THE 1830S TO 1930S ; 13. An Unfailing Zest for Life: Images and Self-Images of Older People in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries ; 14. Work and Retirement: the 1830s to 1930s ; 15. Kinship does not Stop at the Front Door: Old People and their Families, the 1830s to 1930s ; 16. Pensions and Pensioners in War and Depression ; 17. The Menace of an Ageing Population, the 1920s to 1950s ; 'I DONT FEEL OLD': THE REINVENTION OF OLD AGE IN THE WELFARE STATE ; 18. A Remarkable Discovery of Secret Need: Pensioners in the 1940s ; 19. Pensions from Beveridge to the Millennium ; 20. Shocked into Idleness: The Emergence of Mass Retirement ; 21. The Family Lives of Old People ; 22. Inventing Geriatric Medicine ; 23. You're as old as you Feel: Images and Self-Images of Older People at the End of the Millennium ; CONCLUSION ; 24. Into the Twenty-First Century: An Ageing Society - Burden or Benefit? ; Bibliography ; Index
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