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.

Family and Community in Later Life

Family and community in later life

Popular wisdom has it that you have children so that there will be someone to look after you in your old age, and in most countries of the world where pensions are minimal or non-existent and care services are likewise non-existent or degrading, popular wisdom has a point. Even when pensions are good and ...

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