Aging and the Life Course: An Introduction to Social Gerontology https://www.mheducation.com/cover-images/Jpeg_400-high/1260804275.jpeg 8 9781260804270 Aging and the Life Course: An Introduction to Social Gerontology, examines 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.
Aging and the Life Course: An Introduction to Social Gerontology

Aging and the Life Course: An Introduction to Social Gerontology

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By Jill Quadagno
ISBN10: 1260804275
ISBN13: 9781260804270
Copyright: 2022
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PART ONE DEFINING THE FIELD
Chapter 1 The Field of Social Gerontology
Chapter 2 Life Course Transitions
Chapter 3 Theories of Aging

PART TWO INTERDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES ON AGING
Chapter 5 Old Age and the Welfare State
Chapter 6 Biological Perspectives on Aging
Chapter 7 Psychological Perspectives on Aging

PART THREE SOCIAL ASPECTS OF AGING
Chapter 8 Family Relationships and Social Support Systems
Chapter 9 Living Arrangements
Chapter 10 Work and Retirement

PART FOUR HEALTH ASPECTS OF LATER LIFE
Chapter 11 Health and Health Care
Chapter 12 Caring for the Frail Elderly
Chapter 13 Dying, Death, and Bereavement

PART FIVE AGING AND SOCIETY
Chapter 14 The Economics of Aging
Chapter 15 Poverty and Inequality
Chapter 16 The Politics of Aging

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Jill Quadagno

Jill Quadagno is the Mildred and Claude Pepper Eminent Scholar Chair in Social Gerontology at Florida State University. She earned her B.A from Pennsylvania State University, her M.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, and her Ph.D. from the University of Kansas. Dr. Quadagno is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, and is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the Distinguished Scholar Award from the Section on Aging of the American Sociological Association, the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, and an American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship. In 1994, she served as Senior Policy Advisor in the President's Bipartisan Commission on Entitlement and Tax Reform. She is the author of numerous books on aging and social policy issues, and is presently serving as President of the American Sociological Society for 1997-1998.

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