Gender, Health and Ageing

European Perspectives on Life Course, Health Issues and Social Challenges

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

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


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.


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

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