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From Booklist: If there is any doubt that the population is aging, the number of recent books dealing with all aspects of aging will certainly convince the skeptics.
This title is similar in concept to such other Gale sources as African American Almanac and Hispanic American Almanac [RBB Ap 15 93]. It incorporates some of the statistical information from the Statistical Record of Older Americans [RBB Je 1 & 15 94]. Eleven major topics are organized into 38 chapters. The focus is on aging-related topics, facts, statistics, and interpretation of research. Self-help and how-to materials are included only in the bibliography. Sections include aging processes, employment and retirement, finance, relationships, health, elder care, and lifestyle. Chapters in the demographics section, for example, cover the history of aging, population growth, and gender and ethnic diversity among the older population. The technology section includes chapters on the attitudes of older adults toward technology and a discussion of medical technology and assistive technology available to this group.
Statistical tables, charts, and graphs illustrate the points made. Where appropriate, directory information is given for agencies, organizations, and businesses. Throughout the book, profiles of outstanding, innovative older people are featured in highlighted boxes. Black-and-white photographs add interest. Access to the information is provided through the detailed table of contents and the subject index.
This is a serious overview of the aging population, which expands on the statistical information. For example, demographic terms are explained, and factors that influence the aging of a population are explored. Aging legislation and national policy are reviewed as are the attitudes and policies of organized religion toward the elderly.
Colleges, universities, and professional schools with gerontology programs will find this title a useful purchase. Public libraries may also want to consider it.
Title: Older Americans Almanac: A Reference Work on...
Publisher: Gale Group
Publication Date: 1994
Book Condition: very good
Book Description Gale Group. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Bookseller Inventory # 2798974287
Book Description Farmington Hills, Michigan, U.S.A.: Gale Group, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Large hardcover in near fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 99269
Book Description Gale Research, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. Unread. No marks. 881 pp. General Bibliography. Index. Sections include: Aging in the U.S.: History, Demography, & Diversity; Physical, Mental, & Social Processes of Aging; Government, Politics, & Law; Employment & Retirement; Financial Concerns; Health Problems; Elder Care, etc. Many charts, photos, & other illus. in b&w. Bookseller Inventory # 8295
Book Description Gale Group, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. illustrated edition. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Bookseller Inventory # 0810383489