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This book introduces scholars to the most important theories, concepts, and discussions in gerontology with an eye on the current situation in Europe
Europe currently is the oldest continent in the world and its population is still ageing. This demographic shift affects society, economy, and welfare states. Scholars from various disciplines and the public noted this development and wonder what effects it may have, but lack adequate information. They call for explanations that are concise and easily accessible. The book at hand fills this lacuna. It introduces readers to the most important developments, theories, concepts, and discussions in ageing studies – always keeping an eye on the current situation in Europe. Each chapter adopts the perspective of a different discipline, e.g. public health, sociology, economics, or technology. To make the explanations easy to understand, the book includes learning tools such as learning objectives, multiple choice questions, and a glossary.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Active ageing - Bio- and health gerontology - Cultural gerontology - Dementia - Economic gerontology - Gerontopsychology - Older people as consumers and workers - Political gerontology - Population ageing in Europe - Social gerontology