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Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Volume 26, 2006

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Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Volume 26, 2006

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The Crown of Life: Dynamics of the Early Postretirement Period


  • Jacquelyn Boone James PhD
  • Paul Wink PhD
  • K. Warner Schaie PhD

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As the population of retirees between the ages of 65 and 75 continues to grow, professionals, researchers, and educators in all areas of the health care and the business sectors will require more expertise on the latest trends to make better decisions and improve systems.

Contributed by nationally recognized experts, The Crown of Life: Dynamics of the Early Post-Retirement Period presents some of the most important and current decision-making research describing life between the ages of 65 and 75.

Topics cover many aspects and social issues of retirement including:

  • Demographics
  • Functioning and Well-being
  • Aging Black Americans
  • Late Middle Age
  • The Impact of Work
  • Change and Stability
  • Health and Religiousness
  • Social Relations
  • Leisure Activities
  • Male Satisfaction
  • Everyday Life
  • Gay Lives
  • Retirement Community Life

For anyone interested in the key issues and current trends of this growing population, editors Jacquelyn Boone James and Paul Wink provide one of the most important and current expert collections dedicated to the Crown of Life period.

About the Series...

Now celebrating its 26th year, this series of annual reviews, established by Carl Eisdorfer, is designed to encompass the broad spectrum of concerns in aging, including psychology, biology, medicine, sociology, and public policy. The goal is to present reviews of the highest quality and to address those important questions that are salient to all gerontologists.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date August 25, 2006
  • Page Count 368
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826102287
  • EISBN 9780826103352

Table of Contents 

About the Editors
Forthcoming and Previous Volumes in the Series
    Introduction: The Third Age: A Rationale for Research Jacquelyn Boone James and Paul Wink
    Section I: Culture and Context for the Third Age
  1. The Demography of the Third Age, Annemette Sorensen
  2. Functioning and Well-being in the Third Age: 1986-2001 Irina Grafova, Kate McGonagle, and Frank Stafford
  3. The Work and Retirement Experiences of Aging Black Americans, Edna Brown, James S. Jackson, and Nakesha A. Faison,

  4. Section II: Anticipating Life in the Third Age
  5. Strategic Selection as a Retirement Project: Will Americans Develop Hybrid Arrangements? Phyllis Moen and Joyce Altobelli
  6. Late Middle Age: Transition to the Third Age, Ravenna Helson and Rebecca A. Cate
  7. Pathways Toward the Third Age: Studying a Cohort from the "Golden Age," David G. Winter, Cynthia M. Torges, Abigail J. Stewart, Donna Henderson-King, and Eaaron Henderson King

  8. Section III: Change Over Time in the Third Age, Age 65-79
  9. A Constructionist View of the Third Age: The Case of Cognition Sherry L. Willis and K. Warner Schaie
  10. The Impact of Work on the Psychological Health and Well-Being of Older Americans Jacquelyn Boone James and Avron Spiro, III
  11. Change and Stability During the Third Age: Longitudinal Investigations of Self-Rated Health and Religiousness with the Terman Sample, Michael E. McCullough and Emily L. Polak
  12. Social Relations in the Third Age: Assessing Strengths and Challenges Using the Convoy Model Toni C. Antonucci, Kristine J> Ajrouch and Kira Birditt

  13. Section IV: Everyday Life in the Third Age
  14. Satisfaction with Retirement in Men's Lives, George E. Vaillant and Ana C. DiRago
  15. Everyday Life in the Third Age, Paul Wink
  16. Gay Lives in the Third Age: Possibilities and Paradoxes, Bertram J. Cohler and Andrew J. Hostetler
  17. Retirement Community Life: Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities, Allen M. Omoto and Christina D. Aldrich
  18. Conclusion: Is the Third Age the Crown of Life? Paul Wink and Jacquelyn Boone James