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Ageing (Key Concepts) by Christopher Phillipson

By Christopher Phillipson

ageing populations signify a key worldwide problem for the twenty-first century. Few components of lifestyles will stay untouched by way of the accompanying alterations to cultural, fiscal and social lifestyles. This e-book interrogates a variety of understandings of growing older, and offers a serious evaluation of attitudes and responses to the improvement of ageing societies, putting those within the context of a number of old and sociological debates.

Written in a hugely obtainable sort, this ebook examines more than a few issues, together with demographic switch throughout excessive- and low-income international locations, theories of social aging, altering definitions of 'age', retirement developments, relations and intergenerational kin, poverty and inequality, and wellbeing and fitness and social care in later existence. The ebook additionally considers the most important steps worthy in getting ready for the social transformation which inhabitants getting older will bring.

Ageing offers a clean and unique method of an issue of crucial hindrance to scholars and students operating in sociology, social coverage and wider social technology disciplines and the humanities.

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