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Author Vincent, John A., 1947- author.

Title Old age / John Vincent.

Publication Info. London ; New York : Routledge, 2003.


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Description 1 online resource (ix, 190 pages) : illustrations.
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Series Key ideas
Key ideas.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 170-184) and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Book Cover; Title; Contents; LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; Introduction; The experience of old age; The social construction of old age; The importance of pensions in establishing the modern category 'old age'; Social cues to old age; A cross-cultural comparison of the construction of old age; Standard of living and quality of life in old age; Women and widows; Expectations of old age; The succession of generations; What do we mean by generation?; Generation, community and inequality; The changing experience of different historical cohorts.
The interaction of generational expectationsGenerations and social change; The social solidarity of generations; Global crises and old age; Older people and poverty; Old age: population and environmental crises; Is there a global demographic crisis?; Conclusion: older people in an unequal world; Old age, equity and intergenerational conflict?; The issue is not demographic the manufacture of a crisis; Globalisation and the nation state, implications for welfare.
Summary This book provides an overview of the key issues arising from this demographic change, asking questions such as: * What if any, are the universal characteristics of the ageing experience? * What different ways is it possible to grow old?
Local Note EBSCOhost SocINDEX with Full Text
Language English.
Subject Older people -- Social conditions.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Gerontology.
Older people -- Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01199129
Other Form: Print version: Vincent, John A., 1947- Old age. London ; New York : Routledge, 2003 0415268222 0415268230 (DLC) 2002013053 (OCoLC)50422893
ISBN 0203449924 (electronic book)
9780203449929 (electronic book)
0415268222 (hardcover)
0415268230 (paperback)
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