The Futures of Old Age
John A Vincent, Chris Phillipson, Murna Downs
SAGE, May 15, 2006 - Social Science - 272 pages
What is the future of old age? How will families, services, and economies adapt to an older population? Such questions often provoke extreme and opposing answers: some see ageing populations as having the potential to undermine economic growth and prosperity; others see new and exciting ways of living in old age. The Futures of Old Age places these questions in the context of social and political change, and assesses what the various futures of old age might be.
Prepared by the British Society of Gerontology, The Futures of Old Age brings together a team of leading international gerontologists from the United Kingdom and United States, drawing on their expertise and research. The book′s seven sections deal with key contemporary themes including: population ageing; households and families; health; wealth; pensions; migration; inequalities; gender and self; and identity in later life.
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Twelve Ageing and Belief Between Tradition and Change
Part V The Future for Health and Wellbeing in Old Age
Thirteen Will Our Old Age Be Healthier?
Fourteen Is there a Better Future for People with Dementia and their Families?
Quality of Life of Older People in the Twentyfirst Century
Sixteen The Ageing of Family Life Transitions
Widowed and Divorced Men and Women in Later Life
Eighteen Housing and Future Living Arrangements
Six Ethnicity and Old Age
The Future of Retirement and Pensions
Seven The Future of Inequalitiesin Retirement Income
Eight Will the Babyboomers be Better off than their Parents in Retirement?
Nine The Future of Stock Market Pensions
The Future for Self in Old Age
Distinctiveness and Uniformity in the Struggle for Intergenerational Solidarity
Eleven Biographical Work and the Futureof the Ageing Self