Handbooks of Aging
Summarizes the research literature on the social aspects of aging with 72% new material from previous edition. The fully revised handbook covers theory and methods, aging and social structure, social factors and social institutions, and aging and society.
New topics include:
Demography and aging
Trends in longevity
Disability and functional aging
Racial and ethnic influences over the life course
Health disparities among older adults
Molecular genetics, aging, and well-being
Employment and aging
Aging and social policy
Gerontological researchers, developmental psychologists, sociologists, practioners dealing with aging populations, biologists involved in aging research, & medical researchers.