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Older People in Modern Society

4th Edition

By Anthea Tinker


384 pages

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Older People in Modern Society is an established classic text in its field and through subsequent editions its reputation and that of its author has grown. In this fourth and renamed edition, Anthea Tinker synthesises and discusses a wide range of literature about older people, drawing from fields such as medicine, sociology and social policy and using primary source material to illustrate the text. She also introduces a number of topics that have attained greater importance since publication of the third edition in 1992, for example, continuing care and the abuse of older people.

Table of Contents

Editor's preface

Author's preface to the fourth edition


List of abbreviations

Part One. The background

1. Introduction

2. A profile of older people

3. General review of the literature

Part Two. Needs and how they are met

4. A critical narrative of the main developments in services for older people

5. The financial and employment position

6. Health

7. Housing

8. Personal and other social services

9. Some groups with special needs

10. Community care - the family

11. Community care - support from the wider community

Part Three. Assessment

12. The contribution of older people

13. Some general problems

14. The topic in perspective

Part Four. Documents



About the Series

Longman Social Policy In Britain Series

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Subject Categories

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