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.

Ageing in Context

Ageing in context

In the West, the ‘burdens’ of pensions, caregiving and intergenerational equity dominate the debate on the problems of an ageing world. These are normally presented as aspects of ‘the old age crisis’ and very often deemed to be world wide. In contrast, in the developing world there is very little debate, but ...

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