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Ageing (Key Concepts) by Christopher Phillipson

By Christopher Phillipson

getting old populations signify a key international problem for the twenty-first century. Few parts of existence will stay untouched by way of the accompanying alterations to cultural, fiscal and social existence. This booklet interrogates a variety of understandings of ageing, and offers a severe review of attitudes and responses to the improvement of growing older societies, putting those within the context of numerous ancient and sociological debates.

Written in a hugely available sort, this publication examines a number themes, together with demographic swap throughout excessive- and low-income nations, theories of social aging, altering definitions of 'age', retirement traits, family members and intergenerational kinfolk, poverty and inequality, and well-being and social care in later lifestyles. The publication additionally considers the foremost steps worthwhile in getting ready for the social transformation which inhabitants growing old will bring.

Ageing presents a clean and unique method of an issue of significant obstacle to scholars and students operating in sociology, social coverage and wider social technological know-how disciplines and the humanities.

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