Social Indicators Research Series

Quality of Life in Old Age

International and Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives

Editors: Mollenkopf, Heidrun, Walker, Alan (Eds.)

  • Comprehensive, covers essential components of quality of life
  • International and multidisciplinary perspectives
  • Authors are leading experts in the field
  • First volume of this kind
  • Practical and theoretical aspects
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This book started its life during a symposium we organised on Quality of Life in Old Age at the Fifth Conference of the International Society for Quality of Life Studies (ISQOLS) in Frankfurt in July 2003. We are extremely grateful to Alex Michalos for sponsoring that session, encouraging us to use the symposium presentations as the basis for a book and for his support during the commissioning and editing process. We are also very grateful to the authors of this volume for the prompt delivery of their manuscripts and responses to our editorial comments. Finally our special thanks to Marg Walker for her expert and efficient preparation of the manuscript for publication. Heidrun Mollenkopf Alan Walker Heidelberg Sheffield ix SECTION I UNDERSTANDING QUALITY OF LIFE IN OLD AGE ALAN WALKER AND HEIDRUN MOLLENKOPF 1. INTERNATIONAL AND MULTIDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES ON QUALITY OF LIFE IN OLD AGE Conceptual issues Quality of life (QoL) is a multidimensional, holistic construct assessed from many different perspectives and by many disciplines. Moreover, the concept of QoL can be applied to practically all important domains of life. Thus, QoL research has to include social, environmental, structural, and health-related aspects, and be approached from an interdisciplinary perspective. This holds even more when QoL in old age is the focus because ageing itself is a multidimensional process.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • International and Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives on Quality of Life in Old Age: Conceptual Issues

    Alan Walker, Heidrun Mollenkopf

    Pages 3-13

  • Quality of Life in Older Age: What Older People Say

    Ann Bowling

    Pages 15-30

  • Ageing and Quality of Life in Asia and Europe: A Comparative Sociological Appraisal

    Mohammad Taghi Sheykhi

    Pages 167-177

  • Quality of Life in Old Age: Synthesis and Future Perspectives

    Heidrun Mollenkopf, Alan Walker

    Pages 235-248

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Quality of Life in Old Age
Book Subtitle
International and Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives
Editors
  • Heidrun Mollenkopf
  • Alan Walker
Series Title
Social Indicators Research Series
Series Volume
31
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-5682-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-5682-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-5681-9
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7426-3
Series ISSN
1387-6570
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 260
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