Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences: Eighth Edition

Linda K. George, Kenneth F. Ferraro, Deborah Carr, Janet M Wilmoth, Douglas Alan Wolf

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Abstract

Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences, Eighth Edition, presents the extraordinary growth of research on aging individuals, populations, and the dynamic culmination of the life course, providing a comprehensive synthesis and review of the latest research findings in the social sciences of aging. As the complexities of population dynamics, cohort succession, and policy changes modify the world and its inhabitants in ways that must be vigilantly monitored so that aging research remains relevant and accurate, this completely revised edition not only includes the foundational, classic themes of aging research, but also a rich array of emerging topics and perspectives that advance the field in exciting ways. New topics include families, immigration, social factors, and cognition, caregiving, neighborhoods, and built environments, natural disasters, religion and health, and sexual behavior, amongst others. Covers the key areas in sociological gerontology research in one volume, with an 80% update of the material Headed up by returning editor Linda K. George, and new editor Kenneth Ferraro, highly respected voices and researchers within the sociology of aging discipline Assists basic researchers in keeping abreast of research and clinical findings Includes theory and methods, aging and social structure, social factors and social institutions, and aging and society Serves as a useful resource-an inspiration to those searching for ways to contribute to the aging enterprise, and a tribute to the rich bodies of scholarship that comprise aging research in the social sciences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherElsevier
Number of pages531
ISBN (Print)9780124172357
StatePublished - Sep 8 2015

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  • Psychology(all)

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    George, L. K., Ferraro, K. F., Carr, D., Wilmoth, J. M., & Wolf, D. A. (2015). Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences: Eighth Edition. Elsevier.