In an attempt to understand the meaning of ageing and the treatment of the aged in different cultures, seven anthropologists have made studies of 10 communities on four continents - the results of which are presented in this book. The authors use both qualitative and statistical data to examine such issues as: health and well-being, perceptions of the life course, material resources, and functionality of elders. A unique resource, The Aging Experience provides a detailed comparative analysis of ageing worldwide.
Part One: The Research Sites
Part Two: Cross-Cultural Comparisons
- Chapter 5: Age and Well-Being
- Chapter 6: Age and the Life Course
- Chapter 7: Political Economy and Age
- Chapter 8: Age, Health, and Functionality
Part Three: Conclusion