Using a comparative, cross-national perspective, Global Aging: Comparative Perspectives on Aging and the Life Course explores the major topics in social gerontology worldwide and the demands that the aging population places on a society.
This comprehensive and timely guide includes contributions from international gerontology scholars and illustrates both universal and socioculturally unique aspects of aging across nations. It is organized thematically for ease of use and includes an abundance of photographs and illustrations to highlight key points. Key features:
Discussions on various nations' policies and programs designed to meet the unique needs of an older population
An essay on pension and income maintenance policies and programs
An analysis of the role of local and national governments, as well as non-governmental organizations, in serving older adults
Case studies on specific aspects of aging: family life, caregiving, policies and politics, health and long-term care, and work and retirement
The most current demographic data on aging around the world