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The Social Context of Ageing

A Textbook of Gerontology, 1st Edition

By Christina Victor

Routledge

368 pages

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Description

This comprehensive text focuses on the social contexts of ageing, looking at the diversity of ageing and older people, and at different factors that are important to experiences of old age and ageing. It includes key chapters on:

  • theoretical and methodological bases for the study of ageing
  • demographic context of the 'ageing' population
  • health and illness
  • family and social networks
  • formal and informal care and other services for older people.

Providing an invaluable introduction to the major issues involved in the study of ageing, this book is essential reading for students of sociology, gerontology, social policy, health and social care, and professionals working with older people.

About the Author

Christina Victor has worked in social gerontology for over twenty years. She is currently Professor of Gerontology and Health Services Research, Head of School of Health and Social Care, University of Reading.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED035000
MEDICAL / Health Care Delivery
SOC013000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gerontology
SOC025000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Work
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General