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Social Sciences - Population Studies | Aims and Scope: Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology

Aims and Scope: Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology

The Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology is an international and interdisciplinary journal providing a forum for scholarly discussion of the aging process and the problems of the aged throughout the world. The journal emphasizes discussions of research findings, theoretical issues and applied approaches that deal with non-Western populations, as well as articles that provide a comparative orientation to the study of the aging process in its social, economic, historical and biological perspectives.

The core of the journal comprises a broad range of articles dealing with non-Western societies, written from the perspectives of history, anthropology, sociology, political science, psychology, population studies, health/biology, etc. A second category of papers includes articles from Western societies comparing sub-cultural groupings or ethnic minorities such as Vietnamese, Turks, etc. Comparative studies of topics related to aging comprise the third group of articles. Such comparative analyses have been on Western and non-Western societies as well as on comparisons of Western societies, such as socialist vs. capitalist systems, for instance, or societies with different social service delivery systems. With societies becoming ever more multicultural and with many societies experiencing a `graying' of their population on a hitherto unprecedented scale, the Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology stands at the forefront of one of the most pressing issues of our times.