Aging and the Life Course: An Introduction to Social Gerontology https://www.mheducation.com/cover-images/Jpeg_250-high/1259870448.jpeg?404URL=https://shop.mheducation.com/mhshopweb/images/no_cover_140.png
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- This program 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.

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Part One: DEFINING THE FIELD

1- The Field of Social Gerontology

2- Life Course Transitions

3-Theories of Aging

4- Demography of Aging

Part Two: INTERDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES ON AGING

5- Old Age and the Welfare State

6-Biological Perspectives on Aging

7- Psychological Perspectives on Aging

Part Three: SOCIAL ASPECTS OF AGING

8- Family Relationships and Social Support Systems

9- Living Arrangements

10- Work and Retirement

Part Four: HEALTH ASPECTS OF LATER LIFE

11- Health and Health Care

12- Caring for the Frail Elderly

13- Dying, Death, and Bereavement

Part Five: AGING AND SOCIETY

14- The Economics of Aging

15- Poverty and Inequality

16- The Politics of Aging