Providing a comprehensive overview of issues of ageing from a global perspective this ambitious text introduces the reader to a wide range of issues and policies on ageing. Topics examined include: theoretical perspectives on ageing in society; demographic trends; roles played by older people as political actors; migration; health; pensions; family and institutional care; and elder abuse. This will be an essential text for students of social gerontology, as well as an invaluable resource for students of nursing, social work, social policy and development studies.

Institutional Living in Later Life

Institutional living in later life

More friendships, more social activity, more help in emergency, and higher morale are consistently observed in settings where old people are available to each other as potential friends and neighbours. (Keith, 1982: 2)

The challenge for those who enter institutional care, and for those who provide it, is to ...

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