The Resource Global aging : comparative perspectives on aging and the life course, Suzanne R. Kunkel [and three others] ; acquisitions editor, Sheri W. Sussman ; production editor, Shelby Peak ; Fauzia E. Ahmed [and seventeen others], contributors

Global aging : comparative perspectives on aging and the life course, Suzanne R. Kunkel [and three others] ; acquisitions editor, Sheri W. Sussman ; production editor, Shelby Peak ; Fauzia E. Ahmed [and seventeen others], contributors

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Global aging : comparative perspectives on aging and the life course
Title
Global aging
Title remainder
comparative perspectives on aging and the life course
Statement of responsibility
Suzanne R. Kunkel [and three others] ; acquisitions editor, Sheri W. Sussman ; production editor, Shelby Peak ; Fauzia E. Ahmed [and seventeen others], contributors
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Subject
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Using a comparative, cross-national perspective, Global Aging: Comparative Perspectives on Aging and the Life Course explores the major topics in social gerontology worldwide and the demands that the aging population places on a society. This comprehensive and timely guide includes contributions from international gerontology scholars and illustrates both universal and socioculturally unique aspects of aging across nations. It is organized thematically for ease of use and includes an abundance of photographs and illustrations to highlight key points. Key features:.: Discussions on various nati
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MiAaPQ
Dewey number
  • 362.1
  • 362.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
HQ1061
LC item number
.G563 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Kunkel, Suzanne R
  • Sussman, Sheri W
  • Peak, Shelby
  • Ahmed, Fauzia E
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  • Gerontology
  • Aging
Label
Global aging : comparative perspectives on aging and the life course, Suzanne R. Kunkel [and three others] ; acquisitions editor, Sheri W. Sussman ; production editor, Shelby Peak ; Fauzia E. Ahmed [and seventeen others], contributors
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Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
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text
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txt
Contents
  • Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Contributors; Preface; Chapter 1: Our Aging World; More, Less, and Least Developed Nations; Culture, Population Aging, and Social Change; China: One-Child Policy; Germany: Inverted Pyramid; Kenya: Health Challenges; Aging and the Welfare State; Development of the Welfare State; The Welfare State and Role of the Family; International Initiatives on Aging; The Study of Global Aging; 1. To Get Educated; 2. Self-Interest; 3. The Smart Move; Summary; Discussion Questions; Key Words
  • Essay: Gender, Aging, and Power in Rural Bangladesh: Getting Older as the Priming of WomenAging in the Village: Traditional Pathways to Power; The National Context: Modern Routes to Power; Chapter 2: The Study of Global Aging; Types of Investigation; Cross-National Comparative Research; The Importance of Comparison: From Description to Explanation; The Challenge and the Promise of Comparative Research; Summary; Discussion Questions; Key Words; Essay: An American in Havana: Observations About Aging in Cuba; Cuban-United States History; A Visitor's Observations; Conclusions
  • Chapter 3: The Welfare State and Global AgingRetired and Living the Good Life?; Defining the Welfare State; History of the Welfare State; Program Types and Eligibility; Distribution of Program Types; The Recent Trend: Retrenchment; The Future of the Welfare State and Global Aging; Conclusion; Discussion Questions; Key Words; Essay: Older Swedes: Living in the "Role Model of Welfare States"; How Gray is Sweden?; What is the Swedish Welfare State Like?; What Does the Swedish Welfare State do for its Older Citizens?; How do Older Swedes Participate in their Welfare State?
  • Challenges and Opportunities for the Welfare State in Aging SwedenChapter 4: Demographic Perspectives on an Aging World; Demographic Transition Theory; Demographic Divide; Speed of Population Aging; Demographic Dividends; Measures of Population Aging; Population Pyramids; Proportion Aged; Median Age; Life Expectancy; Aging Index; Dependency Ratios; Prospective Age; Interpreting and using Demographic Data; Summary; Discussion Questions; Key Words; Essay: Income Inequality and Heterogeneity in Mortality Patterns; Results; Conclusions and Limitations
  • Chapter 5: Disability and Active Life ExpectancyWhy is Disability an Important Topic for Global Aging?; Defining Disability for Global Comparisons; Measuring Disability Comparatively; The Difficulties of Data; Disability Around the Globe; The Developed World; The Developing World; Future Trends: Adding Years to Life and Adding Life to Years?; Discussion Questions; Key Words; Essay: Methodological Problems Related to the Measurement of Psychiatric Disorders in International Surveys: An Example Comparing the United States and Nepal; Chapter 6: Health and Health Care Systems
  • Patterns of Health and Aging
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (328 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780826105479
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computer
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (CKB)2550000001194625
  • (EBL)1611870
  • (SSID)ssj0001108242
  • (PQKBManifestationID)12400211
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0001108242
  • (PQKBWorkID)11105611
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  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1611870
  • (EXLCZ)992550000001194625
Label
Global aging : comparative perspectives on aging and the life course, Suzanne R. Kunkel [and three others] ; acquisitions editor, Sheri W. Sussman ; production editor, Shelby Peak ; Fauzia E. Ahmed [and seventeen others], contributors
Publication
Copyright
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
  • Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Contributors; Preface; Chapter 1: Our Aging World; More, Less, and Least Developed Nations; Culture, Population Aging, and Social Change; China: One-Child Policy; Germany: Inverted Pyramid; Kenya: Health Challenges; Aging and the Welfare State; Development of the Welfare State; The Welfare State and Role of the Family; International Initiatives on Aging; The Study of Global Aging; 1. To Get Educated; 2. Self-Interest; 3. The Smart Move; Summary; Discussion Questions; Key Words
  • Essay: Gender, Aging, and Power in Rural Bangladesh: Getting Older as the Priming of WomenAging in the Village: Traditional Pathways to Power; The National Context: Modern Routes to Power; Chapter 2: The Study of Global Aging; Types of Investigation; Cross-National Comparative Research; The Importance of Comparison: From Description to Explanation; The Challenge and the Promise of Comparative Research; Summary; Discussion Questions; Key Words; Essay: An American in Havana: Observations About Aging in Cuba; Cuban-United States History; A Visitor's Observations; Conclusions
  • Chapter 3: The Welfare State and Global AgingRetired and Living the Good Life?; Defining the Welfare State; History of the Welfare State; Program Types and Eligibility; Distribution of Program Types; The Recent Trend: Retrenchment; The Future of the Welfare State and Global Aging; Conclusion; Discussion Questions; Key Words; Essay: Older Swedes: Living in the "Role Model of Welfare States"; How Gray is Sweden?; What is the Swedish Welfare State Like?; What Does the Swedish Welfare State do for its Older Citizens?; How do Older Swedes Participate in their Welfare State?
  • Challenges and Opportunities for the Welfare State in Aging SwedenChapter 4: Demographic Perspectives on an Aging World; Demographic Transition Theory; Demographic Divide; Speed of Population Aging; Demographic Dividends; Measures of Population Aging; Population Pyramids; Proportion Aged; Median Age; Life Expectancy; Aging Index; Dependency Ratios; Prospective Age; Interpreting and using Demographic Data; Summary; Discussion Questions; Key Words; Essay: Income Inequality and Heterogeneity in Mortality Patterns; Results; Conclusions and Limitations
  • Chapter 5: Disability and Active Life ExpectancyWhy is Disability an Important Topic for Global Aging?; Defining Disability for Global Comparisons; Measuring Disability Comparatively; The Difficulties of Data; Disability Around the Globe; The Developed World; The Developing World; Future Trends: Adding Years to Life and Adding Life to Years?; Discussion Questions; Key Words; Essay: Methodological Problems Related to the Measurement of Psychiatric Disorders in International Surveys: An Example Comparing the United States and Nepal; Chapter 6: Health and Health Care Systems
  • Patterns of Health and Aging
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (328 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780826105479
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)2550000001194625
  • (EBL)1611870
  • (SSID)ssj0001108242
  • (PQKBManifestationID)12400211
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0001108242
  • (PQKBWorkID)11105611
  • (PQKB)10692683
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1611870
  • (EXLCZ)992550000001194625

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