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North American elders : United States and Canadian perspectives

North American elders : United States and Canadian perspectives

Author: Eloise Rathbone-McCuan; Betty Havens
Publisher: New York : Greenwood Press, 1988.
Series: Contributions to the study of aging, no. 8.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
This volume represents a pioneering effort in Canadian-U.S. social policy analysis in the field of gerontology. Beginning with a continental viewpoint on demography, the book proceeds to deal with seven specific topics by means of a nation-to-nation analysis. Topics include social policy, long-term care, the chronic mentally ill, rural aging, aging veterans, native elders, and cross-national and intergenerational  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Études transculturelles
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
North American elders.
New York : Greenwood Press, 1988
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eloise Rathbone-McCuan; Betty Havens
ISBN: 0313254842 9780313254840
OCLC Number: 16088935
Description: xiv, 298 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Foreword : Canadian studies perspectives / Edward J. Miles --
Foreword : Cross-national gerontology / J.A. MacDonnell and Jean M. Maxwell --
I. Demography --
Demographic variations in North America / Leory O. Stone and Susan Fletcher --
II. Social policy --
Social policy in Canada / John Myles --
Social policy in the United States / Robert B. Hudson --
III. Long-term care --
Long-term care in Canada / Neena L. Chappell --
Long-term care in the United States / Laurence G. Branch and Allan R. Meyers --
IV. Chronic mentally ill --
The chronic mentally ill in Canada / Colin M. Smith and Nancy J. Herman --
United States elders with chronic mental disorder / Joan Hashimi --
V. Rural aging --
Aging in rural Canada / Anne Martin Matthews --
Aging in the rural United States / Raymond T. Coward --
VI. Aging veterans --
Aging veterans in Canada / A. Margery Boyce and Ellen M. Gee --
Aging veterans in the United States / Philip G. Weiler --
VII. Native elders --
The impact of government support for Indian culture on Canada's aged Indians / Rosamond M. Vanderburgh --
Indian elderly in the United States / Paul Stuart and Eloise Rathbone-McCuan --
VIII. Cross-national intergenerational families --
Cross-national families : the family experience of American women married to French-Canadian men / Mary R. Murphy Robertson --
Cross-cultural families : the Franco-Americans / Peter Woolfson --
IX. Conclusion --
Future cross-national developments / Eloise Rathbone-McCuan and Betty Havens.
Series Title: Contributions to the study of aging, no. 8.
Responsibility: edited by Eloise Rathbone-McCuan and Betty Havens.


This collection of essays provides an analysis of Canadian/U.S. social policy toward aging. Subsequent chapters examine the Canadian and U.S. perspectives on social policy, long-term care, the  Read more...


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