Aging From Birth To Death: Volume 2, Sociotemporal Perspectives, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Aging From Birth To Death

Volume 2, Sociotemporal Perspectives, 1st Edition

Edited by Matilda White Riley


232 pages

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Paperback: 9780367166946
pub: 2020-04-02
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This book provides deeper understanding of the aging process, of the likely differences between the lives of past and future generations, and of the potential for optimizing these future lives from cross-cultural and cross-temporal perspectives.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Life-Course Perspectives 1. Aging and Social Change 2. Generation and Age in Cross-Cultural Perspective 3. The Life Course as a Cultural Unit 4. Some Consequences of Age Inequality in Nonindustrial Societies 5. Subgroup Variations in Early Life Transitions 6. "Aged Servants of the Lord": Changes in the Status and Treatment of Elderly Ministers in Colonial America 7. Families and Early Industrialization: Cycle, Structure, and Economy 8. Socioeconomic Careers in the Context of Radical Social Change: Evidence from Hungary 9. The Lengthening of Retirement 10. Social Indicators of Aging 11. Perspectives on Changing Age Systems

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General