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“The ideal supplement for your introductory aging or social gerontology courses, Worlds of Difference, Third Edition, is the only book for undergraduates that addresses the diversity of aging experiences in society by race, gender and social class. “The virtue of this book is that it makes a multicultural, systems of inequality approach to the study of aging accessible to students and it does so by letting people from privileged as well as disadvantaged perspectives speak for themselves”…. Robin Moremen, Northern Illinois University.”

Expanding the Definition of Productivity in Old Age
Expanding the definition of productivity in old age

What are productive activities? By economic definition, they are behaviors that add to the stock and flow of valued goods and services. Traditionally, paid work has been the exclusive measure of productivity. Recent arguments, however, have favored expanding the definition to include unpaid activities. This would be useful for two reasons. First, many unpaid activities also fit the definition of productivity, because they produce valued goods or services. Second, using paid work as the only measure does not give a complete picture of productivity in certain disadvantaged groups in the population: the elderly, women, minorities, and individuals with handicapping lifetime paid work experiences. The contributions of these groups to society ...

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