Handbook of Sociology of Aging

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ISBN: 978-1-4419-7373-3 (Print) 978-1-4419-7374-0 (Online)

Table of contents (45 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxv

  2. Historical Trends in the Sociology of Aging

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      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-13

      Trends in the Sociology of Aging: Thirty Year Observations

  3. Theories and Methods in the Sociology of Aging

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 15-15

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      Pages 17-33

      Theoretical Perspectives on the Sociology of Aging

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      Pages 35-49

      Aging Individuals, Families, and Societies: Micro–Meso–Macro Linkages in the Life Course

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      Pages 51-68

      Widening the View: Capturing “Unobserved” Heterogeneity in Studies of Age and the Life Course

  4. Social Diversity and Inequalities of Aging

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 69-69

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      Pages 71-81

      Gender and Aging

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      Pages 83-101

      Race, Ethnicity, and Aging

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      Pages 103-116

      Immigration, Aging, and Health in the United States

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      Pages 117-129

      Global Aging

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      Pages 131-141

      Diversity and Family Relations in an Aging Society

  5. Social Relationships and Aging

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 143-143

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      Pages 145-160

      Social Relations and Aging

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      Pages 161-178

      Intergenerational Relations in Later-Life Families

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      Pages 179-192

      The Midlife Financial Squeeze: Intergenerational Transfers of Financial Resources Within Aging Families

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      Pages 193-210

      The Demography of Unions Among Older Americans, 1980–Present: A Family Change Approach

  6. Social Institutions and Aging

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 211-211

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      Pages 213-227

      Rethinking Retirement

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      Pages 229-244

      Learning and Aging

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      Pages 245-261

      The Midlife Years: Human Capital and Job Mobility

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      Pages 263-277

      The Changing Worlds of Family and Work

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      Pages 279-293

      Developing Age-Friendly Communities: New Approaches to Growing Old in Urban Environments

  7. Economies, Government, and Aging

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 295-295

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      Pages 297-320

      Crises and Old Age Policy

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      Pages 321-332

      Welfare States: Protecting or Risking Old Age

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