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Growing Older in Europe free pdf This book provides a European dimension, examining and comparing the quality of life as experienced by older people in Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden and the UK. Detailed case studies by well-known European authors consider key quality of life indicators such as income, housing, employment, physical and mental health, and family and social support. Examples of good practice are provided from each region, and recommenations are made for future priorities. A comparative introduction by the editor draws out key similarities and differences between the countries studied and sets the context for the case studies. This book is aimed at advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of social policy, social gerontology and sociology. It will also be of interest to academics and policy makers.

About Alan Walker

Alan Walker is Professor of Social Policy at the University of Sheffield, Director of the GBP3.5 million ESRC Growing Older Programme, and Director of the UK National Collaboration on Ageing research. He is also Research Director for the Social Sciences Division in Sheffield University, and has published three previous books with Open University Press: Changing Services for Older People (1996), Ageing Europe (1996) and The Politics of Old Age in Europe (1999). Lars Andersson, Stockholm Gerontology Research Center, Stockholm Sweden Beitske Bouwman, Department of Social Cultural Studies, section Social Gerontology, Free University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Kees Knipscheer, Department of Social Cultural Studies, section Social Gerontology, Free University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Giovanni Lamura, INRCA, Department of Gerontological Research, Ancona, Italy http://www.inrca.it/CES/CVenglish.pdf Annemarie Peters, Department of Social Cultural Studies, section Social Gerontology, Free University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Francesca Polverini, INRCA, Department of Gerontological Research, Ancona, Italy Monika Reichert, Institute for Gerontology at the University of Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany - htm>http://www.fb12.uni-dortmund.de/stat/soziologie/Soziologie.htm Carol Walker, Department of Policy Studies, University of Lincolnshire and Humberside Manuela Weidekamp-Maicher, Institute for Gerontology at the University of Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany - http://www.uni-dortmund.de/FFG

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Author : Alan Walker
Publisher : Open University Press
Data Published : 01 December 2004
ISBN : 0335215149
EAN : 9780335215140
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 312 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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