SpringerBriefs in Aging

Old Age In Europe

A Textbook of Gerontology

Editors: Komp, Kathrin, Aartsen, Marja (Eds.)

  • This book introduces scholars to the most important theories, concepts, and discussions in gerontology with an eye on the current situation in Europe​

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About this book

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.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction: Older People under the Magnifying Glass

    Komp, Kathrin (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • Bio- and Health Gerontology: How Ageing Changes Our Bodies

    Ankri, Joel (et al.)

    Pages 15-28

  • Gerontopsychology: Ageing is All in Your Head

    Martin, Mike (et al.)

    Pages 29-43

  • Social Gerontology: Older People and Everybody Else

    Victor, Christina

    Pages 45-58

  • Political Gerontology: Population Ageing and the State of the State

    Komp, Kathrin

    Pages 59-77

Buy this book

eBook $34.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-6134-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $49.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-6133-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Old Age In Europe
Book Subtitle
A Textbook of Gerontology
Editors
  • Kathrin Komp
  • Marja Aartsen
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Aging
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6134-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-6134-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-6133-9
Series ISSN
2211-3231
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 141
Number of Illustrations and Tables
8 b/w illustrations
Topics