Growing Old in America: New Perspectives on Old Age, 5th Edition (Paperback) book cover

Growing Old in America

New Perspectives on Old Age, 5th Edition

Edited by Beth Hess


633 pages

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Paperback: 9780887388460
pub: 1990-11-30
SAVE ~$9.79

FREE Standard Shipping!


Modern industrial societies are characterized by long-term declines in fertility and steady increases in life expectancy. Together, these trends result in an aging population. The United States is no exception; since 1969 the median age has risen from 29.4 to a projected 36.4 in the year 2000. This fourth edition of the standard reader on the sociology of aging has been completely revised, with 90 percent new material, to reflect new information and new issues in this rapidly developing field. Students and practicing professionals will find it a lively, accessible overview.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gerontology