By Dale Dannefer, Chris Phillipson

ISBN-10: 1412934648

ISBN-13: 9781412934640

The subject material of this Handbook offers with some of the most demanding matters for societies within the twenty first Century, specifically, the social, monetary and cultural adjustments linked to person getting old and the quickly turning out to be fact of the growing older of human populations. The SAGE guide of Social Gerontology offers a complete evaluate of key tendencies and concerns within the box of getting old, drawing upon the entire diversity of social technology disciplines. the amount displays the emergence of getting old as a world situation, drawing upon foreign students from Asia, Australasia, Europe and North America.

The e-book is equipped into 5 components, every one exploring varied elements of analysis into social elements of ageing:

· Disciplinary overviews: summaries of findings from key disciplinary components inside social gerontology

· Social relationships and social alterations: subject matters comprise social inequality, gender, faith, inter-generational ties, social networks, and friendships in later life.

· person features and alter in later lifestyles: reading diverse features of person getting older, together with self and identification, cognitive methods, and biosocial interactions and their effect on actual and mental aging

· Comparative views and cultural ideas: themes contain getting older and improvement, getting old in a world context, migration, and cross-cultural views on grandparenthood

· coverage concerns: subject matters contain: advancements in social coverage, long term care, know-how and older humans, finish of existence concerns, paintings and retirement, crime and older humans, and the politics of previous age.

It should be crucial interpreting for all scholars, researchers and policy-makers all for the key concerns influencing the lives of older humans around the globe.

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If an age-normative system is operating, individuals will be aware of the sanctions for violating norms. , Settersten and Hagestad, 1996). g, Lawrence, 1996; Settersten, 2003). Evidence also suggests that the degree of formal age structuring (via institutions and policies) may be stronger in spheres such as education and work, whereas the degree of informal age structuring 5/11/2010 4:45:31 PM 10 THE SAGE HANDBOOK OF SOCIAL GERONTOLOGY (though social expectations) may be stronger in private spheres such as family (Settersten, 2003).

2008; see Douthit and Marquis, this volume). ’ Cain’s paper offered an initial conceptualization of some of the key paradigmatic dimensions of the life course that would later become central to lifecourse analysis. Cain pointed to age as a feature of both individuals and social structure, and thus anticipated elaboration of the life course as a major basis of social organization. , 1972), of which the life course was an integral component (Clausen, 1972). , Kohli, 1986; Mayer, 1986) and in the United States (Dannefer and Uhlenberg, 1999; Hogan, 1981; Meyer, 1986; Settersten, 1999).

It is hard to know which variables are important, when they are important, how they might be arrayed in sequence, and what processes and mechanisms drive these connections. Variables are likely to be multiply confounded not only at single time points in time but also, especially, across multiple time points. These complexities aside, few longitudinal studies are long enough to explore connections between old age and earlier life periods, though major investments are now being made in these directions.

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