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© 2006

Gender, Health and Ageing

European Perspectives on Life Course, Health Issues and Social Challenges

  • Editors
  • Gertrud M. Backes
  • Vera Lasch
  • Katja Reimann
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-10
  2. Gender, Health, and Ageing: An Introduction

    1. Vera Lasch, Katja Reimann, Gertrud M. Backes
      Pages 11-26
  3. Gender Impacts on the Life Course and Old-age Health

  4. Issues of Health Research in the Context of Gender and Old-age

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Friederike Kendel, Monika Sieverding
      Pages 105-124
    3. Csilla T. Csoboth
      Pages 125-137
    4. Beata Tobiasz-Adamczyk
      Pages 139-156
    5. Majda Pahor, Barbara Domajnko, Valentina Hlebec
      Pages 157-174
  5. Challenges of Care — Gender and Health Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-255
    2. Vera Lasch, Katja Reimann
      Pages 227-240
    3. Gabriele Doblhammer, Uta Ziegler
      Pages 267-292
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 317-321

About this book

Introduction

The different research fields – gerontology, gender and health – have generated different views, knowledge and foci on ageing, health and gender. It is now necessary to integrate these aspects into research, policy and practice.
The objective of this book is to provide an overview of gender, health and ageing. Important theoretical concepts, such as life course and "Lebenslagen" in old age, or differences in men's health, are introduced. It is increasingly important to build a European basis of knowledge, to conduct discussions on European research findings, and to develop European research frameworks. In this volume, central theoretical debates on gender impacts on life course and old-age health, and vital issues of health research in the context of gender and old age are introduced. Specific aspects, such as the impact of gender and age on cardiovascular health, elder abuse and mental health, or care between gender relations, gender roles and gender constructs, are pointed out. Special attention is given to the impact of social, political and economic change in different New EU Member States, like Hungary, Poland and Slovenia.



Keywords

European Union (EU) Gender Lebenslagen care elderly people gender roles gerontology knowledge old age seniors social policy

About the authors

Gertrud M. Backes, Professor for Ageing and Society at Vechta University, Centre for Research on Ageing and Society, Director.
Vera Lasch, Ph.D., Social Gerontology, at the Department of Social Studies, University of Kassel.
Katja Reimann, Diploma of Social Pedagogic, Social Gerontology, at the Department of Social Studies, University of Kassel.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Gender, Health and Ageing
  • Book Subtitle European Perspectives on Life Course, Health Issues and Social Challenges
  • Editors Prof. Dr. Gertrud Backes
    Vera Lasch
    Katja Reimann
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-531-90355-2
  • Copyright Information VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften | GWV Fachverlage GmbH, Wiesbaden 2006
  • Publisher Name VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Social Sciences (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-531-14980-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-531-90355-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 316
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Sociology of Family, Youth and Aging
    Sociology, general
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