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International Perspectives on Aging

Ageing in Australia

Challenges and Opportunities

Editors: O’Loughlin, Kate, Browning, Colette, Kendig, Hal (Eds.)

  • Australian developments in ageing: issues and history
  • Cultural diversity, health, and ageing
  • Indigenous Australians and ageing: responding to diversity in policy and practice
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This stimulating volume examines the many faces of Australia’s ageing population, the social and health issues they contend with, and the steps being taken—and many that should be taken—to help ensure a more positive and productive later life. Individual and societal ageing are conceptualized as developmental in nature, socially diverse, and marked by daily life challenges stemming from the country’s economic structures, attitudes, geography, political landscape, and infrastructure. Wide-ranging coverage (e.g., health, inequalities, employment, transportation) assesses options available to older people, and the role of families, employers, service providers, government agencies, and others in promoting or expanding those choices. The book’s double emphasis on challenges in older people’s lives and opportunities for enhancing their quality of life is on clear display as case studies examine policy issues—and propose solutions—in a societal and individual context.

Included in the coverage:

· Australian developments in ageing: issues and history.

· Cultural diversity, health, and ageing.

· Indigenous Australians and ageing: responding to diversity in policy and practice.

· Enhancing the health and employment participation of older workers.

· Housing and the environments of ageing.

· Health services and care for older people.

The rich examples in Ageing in Australia contain a depth of understanding and evidence for sociologists, gerontologists and psychologists studying ageing, health care professionals providing care to older people, and policy analysts assessing areas for improvement.

About the authors

Kate O’Loughlin PhD is an associate professor in the Ageing, Work and Health Research Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney and Associate Investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR). A/Professor O’Loughlin is a health sociologist with research interests in ageing and health particularly around workforce participation, the competing demands of work and care, attitudes to ageing, and age discrimination.

 

Colette Browning PhD is the Director of the RDNS Institute, Honorary Professor at Peking University, Research Director of the Shenzhen International Primary Health Care Research Institute and Adjunct Professor at Monash University. Professor Browning is recognised as a national and international leader in psychology and health with a special focus on healthy ageing. She is a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society and Associate Investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR).

 

Hal Kendig PhD is Professor of Ageing and Public Policy at the Australian National University’s Centre for Research on Ageing, Health and Wellbeing in the Research School of Population Health; and is a Chief Investigator in the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR). He is a gerontologist and sociologist with primary research interests in socio-economic determinants over the life span, attitudes to ageing, housing and health, community care services and policies, and ageing in Asia. Professor Kendig is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, a Life Member of COTA, and a Distinguished Fellow of the Australian Association of Gerontology.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Challenges and Opportunities for an Ageing Australia

    O’Loughlin, Kate (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

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  • Australian Developments in Ageing: Issues and History

    Kendig, Hal

    Pages 13-27

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  • Attitudes to Ageing

    O’Loughlin, Kate (et al.)

    Pages 29-45

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  • Population Ageing: A Demographic Perspective

    McDonald, Peter

    Pages 47-61

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  • Health and Ageing

    Byles, Julie

    Pages 63-81

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ageing in Australia
Book Subtitle
Challenges and Opportunities
Editors
  • Kate O’Loughlin
  • Colette Browning
  • Hal Kendig
Series Title
International Perspectives on Aging
Series Volume
16
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-6466-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-6466-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-6464-2
Series ISSN
2197-5841
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 290
Number of Illustrations and Tables
31 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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