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 Across Cultures

Ageing across cultures

This chapter considers aspects of ageing as they relate to differences in culture. It is concerned with the questions: when does old age begin? and what is it like to be old?

Older people are highly visible in Hong Kong, especially in the early morning hours when they congregate on hill slopes to absorb the good morning ...

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