Aging and the Life Course: An Introduction to Social Gerontology
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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

Chapter 4. Demography 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. Death, Dying and Bereavement

Part Five: Aging and Society

Chapter 14. The Economics of Aging

Chapter 15. Poverty and Inequality

Chapter 16. The Politics of Aging