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Ageing and globalisation

Author: Martin Hyde; Paul Higgs
Publisher: Bristol : Policy Press, 2017.
Series: Ageing in a global context.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Two of the most unprecedented transformations in the history of human social and economic life are currently underway. One, globalization, is the subject of tons of coverage and analysis. Relatively ignored, however, is the other one: the overall aging of the world s population. This book offers the an in-depth look at the two forces in tandem, showing the many ways in which they interact and affect each other and  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Hyde; Paul Higgs
ISBN: 9781447322283 1447322282
OCLC Number: 971042611
Notes: Previously issued in print: 2016.
Target Audience: Specialized.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Contents: Introduction of key terms and debates;Age, ageing and later life;Gerontological approaches to globalization;Global geographies of health in later life;The family life of older people in a global context;Pensions, work and poverty. The financial landscapes of ageing and later life;A global Third Age? Identities in later life;The global politics and policies of ageing;Conclusion: The necessity of understanding globalization for studying later life.
Series Title: Ageing in a global context.
Responsibility: Martin Hyde and Paul Higgs.


This book provides, for the first time, an accessible overview of how population ageing and globalisation - two of the most radical social transformations that have occurred - interact.  Read more...


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"This pioneering work demonstrates the urgency to conceptualize the different dynamics and layers of globalisation as they contextualize emerging forms of ageing." Jan Baars, University of Humanistic Read more...

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