The Social Processes of Aging and Old Age (2nd Edition)

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A critical yet optimistic analysis of the provision of services to the aged, this timely book offers comprehensive coverage of all aspects of aging in contemporary life and stresses how much can be learned about the aged through cross-cultural comparisons. Analyzes the social and economic forces that tend to make elderly people appear to be increasingly dependent with age. Gives a historical perspective of the field of aging to allow a better understanding of present aging conditions. Provides cross-cultural comparisons and data from a variety of different cultures to show that what life is like for the aged is very much subject ot the culutre of which they are a part. For service providers, social service planners, and both local and state agency on aging directors.

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