Aging and the Life Course: An Introduction to Social Gerontology

ISBN-10: 0078026857
ISBN-13: 9780078026850
Edition: 2013
Authors: Jill Quadagno
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List price: $190.30
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: McGraw-Hill College
Binding: Cloth Text 
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.486
Language: English

Jill Quadagno’s groundbreaking textAging and the Life Courseexamines the relationship between quality of life in old age and its experiential catalysts. Throughout the text an emphasis is placed on the intersectionality of race, class, gender, and culture, and how these classifications affect quality of life. Students will come away with a broad background for understanding crucial and current policy debates.

Defining the Field
The Field of Social Gerontology
The Field of Gerontology
Defining the Terms
Successful Aging
Conceptual Issues in Research on Aging
Aging Around the World: Successful Aging on the Israeli Kibbutz
Defining Old Age
In Their Own Words: The Botox Diary
Cohorts and Generations
Ageism
Forms of Ageism
An issue for Public Policy: Eradicating Ageism in Health Care
Perpetuating Ageism through the Media
Diversity in the Aging Experience: Gender and the Double Standard of Aging
A Profile of Older Americans
Health
Marital Status
Income and Poverty
Education
Careers in Social Gerontology
The Gerontological Specialist
Expanding Career Opportunities
Becoming a Gerontological Specialist
Life Course Transitions
The Life Course Framework
Methodological Issues in Research on the Life Course
Age, Period, and Cohort Effects
Cross-Sectional Research
Longitudinal Research
Qualitative Research
Identifying Life Course Events
The Timing of Life Course Events
The Duration of Life Course Events
In Their Own Words: Reversing Roles: Children Caring for an Aged Parent
The Sequencing of Life Course Events
The Effect of Early Experiences on Adult Outcomes
Aging Around the World: The Effect of Military Service on German Veterans of World War II
Demographic Change and Middle Age
The Theory of Cumulative Disadvantage
How Government Influences the Life Course
An Issue for Public Policy: Defining the Transition to Old Age
Diversity in the Aging Experience: Gender Inequality Across the Life Course
Theories of Aging
The Origins of Social Gerontology
Micro Theories of Aging
Psychosocial Theories
In Their Own Words: An Older Gay Man Struggles to Stay Engaged
The Individual and the Social System
Diversity in the Aging Experience: Religion and Personal Well-Being
Social Constructionism
Macro Theories of Aging
Age and Social Status
Aging Around the World: Veneration of the Aged in Traditional Society
Theories of Power and Inequality
An Issue for Public Policy: Structural Lag and-Age-Friendly Communities
Critical Gerontology
Demography of Aging
Sources of Population Data
Individual Aging Processes
Life Span
Life Expectancy
The Sex Ratio
Population Aging
The Demographic Transition
International Variations in Population Aging
Aging Around the World: Population Aging and Terrorism
Dependency Ratios
Population Trends in the United States
The Changing Age Structure
Fertility
Mortality
Diversity in the Aging Experience: Gender Differences in Life Expectancy
Migration
In Their Own Words: Maintaining a Cuban Identity
Dependency Ratio
Life Expectancy
An Issue for Public Policy: Should SSI for Refugees Be Restored?
The U.S. Sex Ratio
Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Aging
Old Age and the Welfare State
Social Programs of the Welfare State
Public Assistance
Social Insurance
Fiscal Welfare
The Organization of the American Welfare State
Income Support
In Their Own Words: Surviving on Social Security
Aging Around the World: Restructuring Public Pension Programs in Europe
Healthcare
An Issue for Public Policy: How the Affordable Care Act of 2010 Affects Medicare
Support for the Disabled
Long-Term Care
Social Services
Diversity in the Aging Experience: The Use of Community Long-Term-Care Services among Elderly Korean Americans
The Age versus Need Debate
Biological Perspectives on Aging
Theories of Biological Aging
Environmental Theories of Aging
Developmental/Genetic Theories of Aging
The Aging Body
Diversity in the Aging Experience: Life Expectancy and Health Behaviors among Mormons
Aging Around the World: International Variations in Active Life Expectancy
Aging of the Exterior Body: Skin and Hair
Aging of the Nervous System
Aging of the Sensory Organs
An Issue for Public Policy: Should the Driving of Older People Be Restricted?
Aging of the Skeletal System: Bones, Cartilage, and Connective Tissues
In Their Own Words: Living with Osteoporosis
Aging of the Muscular System: Muscle Mass and Strength
Aging of the Reproductive System
Aging of the Cardiovascular System: Heart and Blood Vessels
Psychological Perspectives on Aging
Aging and Cognitive Change
Creativity and Wisdom
Intelligence
Aging Around the World: A Swedish Study of the Heritability of Intelligence
Learning and Memory
An Issue for Public Policy: Should There Be Mandatory Retirement for Airline Pilots?
Learning and Information Technology
Mental Disorders
Dementias
In Their Own Words: Adjusting to Living with Alzheimer's Disease
Depression
Diversity in the Aging Experience: Racial Differences in Depression in Later Life
Personality and Adaptation
Personality and Aging
Personality and Health
Personality and Coping
Stage Theories of Adult Development
Erikson's Theory of Identity Development
Transitions through Adulthood
An Evaluation of Stage Theories
Social Aspects of Aging
Family Relationships and Social Support Systems
The Social Support System
Defining the Concept of Social Support
Gender Differences in Social Support Systems
Changing Family Structure and Social Support Systems
Marital Status in Later Life
The Later Stages of Marriage
Marital Satisfaction over the Life Course
Marital Quality and Health
Marriage and Sexual Activity
Gender and Marriage
Parent-Child Relationships
Social Interaction and Exchange
Diversity in the Aging Experience: Racial and Ethnic Variations in Filial Responsibility
The Effect of Divorce
Aging Around the World: Parent-Child Relationships among Chinese and Korean Immigrants to the United States
The Effect of Remarriage
The Unmarried Elderly
In Their Own Words: Deciding to Remarry
Sibling Relationships in Later Life
Grandparenthood
Styles of Grandparenting
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
The Quality of the Grandparent-Grandchild Relationship
The Grandparent Career
Grandparenting after Divorce
An Issue for Public Policy: Should Grandparents Have Visitation Rights after a Divorce?
The Families of Older Gays and Lesbians
Social Support for LGBT Individuals
Friends and Social Support Systems
Patterns of Friendship
Dating in Later Life
Living Arrangements
Household Structure
To Move or to Stay?
Geographic Mobility
Aging in Place
Home Ownership
Aging Around the World: Growing Old in the City of Light
Housing Quality
Alternative Living Arrangements
Diversity in the Aging Experience: Life in a Single Room Occupancy Hotel
Assisted Living
Continuing Care Retirement Communities
An Issue for Public Policy: The "Money Follows the Person" Demonstration
In Their Own Words: Staying Independent in a Senior Apartment Complex
Work and Retirement
Trends in Labor Force Participation
The Decline of Career Employment
Labor Force Participation of Men
Labor Force Participation of Women
International Trends in Labor Force Participation
Diversity in the Aging Experience: Racial and Ethnic Differences in Labor Force Participation
The Transition from Work to Retirement
Bridge Jobs
Phased Retirement
Contingent Work
Age Discrimination
Aging Around the World: Age Discrimination in Great Britain
Factors Affecting Labor Force Withdrawal
Economic Incentives
An Issue for Public Policy: Elimination of the Earnings Test for Social Security Recipients
Retiree Health Benefits
Retirement as an Individual Decision
Future Trends in Retirement
In Their Own Words: Returning to Work after Retirement
Being Retired
Satisfaction with Retirement
Daily Activities and Health
Volunteering
Religious Participation
Health Aspects of Later Life
Health and Health Care
Adding Years to Life or Life to Years?
Stages of the Epidemiologic Transition
The Compression of Morbidity Thesis
Social Determinants of Health
Health Lifestyles
Aging Around the World: Patterns of Lung Cancer Death Rates in European Women
In Their Own Words: Staying Healthy through Activity
Social Support Systems
Socioeconomic Status
Gender
Race and Ethnicity
Diversity in the Aging Experience: The Puzzle of Hypertension among African Americans
The Elderly in the Health Care System
Health Care Providers and the Elderly
The Organization of Health Care
An Issue for Public Policy: Benefits for Seniors in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010
Caring for the Frail Elderly
Family Care
A Profile of Caregiving
Gender Differences in Caregiving
Caregiver Burden
Work and Caregiving
Caregiving and Family Relationships
Home Care
Home and Community-Based Services
Diversity in the Aging Experience: Caregiving Experiences of Gays and Lesbians
Aging Around the World: Innovative Reforms in Long-Term Care in Western Europe
Race, Ethnicity, and Long-Term Care
Private Long-Term-Care Insurance
Institutional Care
The Nursing Home Industry
Staff Turnover in Long-Term Care
An Issue for Public Policy: Staff Levels and Quality of Care in Nursing Homes
Access to Nursing Home Care
The Nursing Home as Total Institution
In Their Own Words: Rescuing a Christmas Ritual
Dying Death, and Bereavement
Cross-Cultural and Historical Perspectives on Death
Death in Preliterate Societies
Death in Non-Western Cultures
Facing Death
Preparing for Death
In Their Own Words: Reconciling to Alzheimer's Disease
A Stage Theory of Dying

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