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The Short Guide to Aging and Gerontology provides a concise and authoritative overview of key issues related to age, including how old age has been viewed historically and across cultures, what we know about health and function in later life, and how older age is financed throughout the world, among other questions. Also including current research on policy and practice and detailed suggestions for further reading, it is an important resource both for anyone new to gerontology as well as established scholars and practitioners in the field.
About the Author
Kate de Medeiros is the Robert H. and Nancy J. Blayney Associate Professor of Gerontology at Miami University of Ohio. She is the author of Narrative Gerontology in Research and Practice.
“This compact, focused guide is perfect for students and others new to the field of gerontology.”
— Thomas Cole, University of Texas
“An outstanding, invaluable guide to research in gerontology. The range of areas covered is hugely impressive.”
— Chris Phillipson, University of Manchester
“An informative, thought-provoking overview of key issues in the field of ageing and gerontology, which draws on a range of disciplines and standpoints. Students and those new to the field will find this a lucid, easy to read exposition of ageing and gerontology. This work is a welcomed addition to the field.”
— Population Ageing