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Population ageing from a lifecourse perspective : critical and international approaches

Author: Kathrin Komp; Stina Johansson
Publisher: Bristol, UK : Policy Press, 2015.
Series: Ageing and the lifecourse.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As populations around the globe age, it is more important than ever that we understand how aging affects families, market structures, and social provisions. This volume, part of the Ageing and the Lifecourse series, argues that taking the life course perspective offers the best way to understand the causes and effects of population aging. The book combines insights from a number of different disciplines, as well as  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathrin Komp; Stina Johansson
ISBN: 9781447310716 1447310713
OCLC Number: 910846937
Description: xiii, 258 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: One. Introduction / Stina Johansson --
pt. I Theoretical framework --
Two. A demographer's view: population structures tell a story about lifecourses / Scott M. Lynch --
Three. A lifecourse scholar's view: lifecourses crystallise in demographic structures / Andreas Motel-Klingebiel --
pt. II Critical perspectives --
Four. Generations in ageing Finland: finding your place in the demographic structure / Ilkka Haapola --
Five. Gender in ageing Portugal: following the lives of men and women / Sofia Aboim --
Six. Socioeconomic status in ageing Poland: a question of cumulative advantages and disadvantages / Justyna Stypinska --
Seven. Ethnicity in ageing America: a tale of cultures and lifecourse / Anna C. Smedley --
Eight. The urban --
rural split in ageing Australia: diverging lifecourses, diverging experiences / Jeni Warbuton --
pt. III Practical implications --
Nine. The individual in ageing Germany: how the self-employed plan for their old age / Annette Franke --
Ten. Families in ageing Netherlands and ageing China: redefining intergenerational contracts in lengthened lives / Zhen Cong --
Eleven. Social care in ageing Sweden: learning from the life stories of care recipients / Stina Johansson --
Twelve. The labour market in ageing Sweden: lifecourse influences on workforce participation / Daniel Larsson --
Thirteen. The state in ageing Canada: from old-age policies to lifecourse policies / Patrik Marier --
pt. IV Discussion and conclusion --
Fourteen. Discussion and conclusion / Kathrin Komp.
Series Title: Ageing and the lifecourse.
Responsibility: edited by Kathrin Komp and Stina Johansson.

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