Ageing (Key Concepts) by Christopher Phillipson

By Christopher Phillipson

getting older populations characterize a key worldwide problem for the twenty-first century. Few components of lifestyles will stay untouched by way of the accompanying adjustments to cultural, fiscal and social lifestyles. This ebook interrogates a variety of understandings of getting old, and gives a severe review of attitudes and responses to the improvement of ageing societies, putting those within the context of various ancient and sociological debates.

Written in a hugely available kind, this ebook examines a number subject matters, together with demographic swap throughout excessive- and low-income international locations, theories of social growing older, altering definitions of 'age', retirement tendencies, kin and intergenerational relatives, poverty and inequality, and health and wellbeing and social care in later existence. The publication additionally considers the foremost steps valuable in getting ready for the social transformation which inhabitants getting older will bring.

Ageing presents a clean and unique method of an issue of important situation to scholars and students operating in sociology, social coverage and wider social technology disciplines and the humanities.

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