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International Perspectives on Aging

Social Capital as a Health Resource in Later Life: The Relevance of Context

Editors: Nyqvist, Fredrica, Forsman, Anna K. (Eds.)

  • Examines the social aspects of healthy ageing for older individuals living in America, Europe, Asia, and Africa in various contexts
  • Features more than 15 papers written by expert researchers that offer a multi-disciplinary approach to the subject
  • Offers implications and recommendations for research and practice
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  • Due: November 18, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0712-9
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About this book

This book examines the social aspects of healthy ageing for older individuals. It features more than 15 papers that explore the relevance of the social environment for health on the micro, meso, and macro level. Overall, the book applies a comprehensive contextual approach that includes discussion of how family and friends, neighborhoods, nations, and welfare regimes influence health.

The book first explores the issue on the individual level. It looks at the importance of social capital for health among older people, examines types of social networks and health among older Americans, as well as discusses dynamic social capital and mental health in late life.

Next, the book looks at the issue through a neighborhood and societal context, which takes into account day-to-day interaction in the immediate environment as well as the social, health, and economic policies in place in different regions in the world, including America, Europe, Asia, and Africa.

From there, the book goes on to offer implications and recommendations for research and practice, including the management of related concepts of research on well-being and health. It also offers a psychosocial approach to promoting social capital and mental health among older adults.

This book provides health professionals as well as researchers and students in gerontology, sociology, social policy, psychology, and social work with vital insights into the social factors that increase healthy life years and promote well-being.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Healthy Ageing: Focus on Social Capital

    Nyqvist, Fredrica, PhD (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • Social Network Type and Health among Older Americans

    Shiovitz-Ezra, Sharon (et al.)

    Pages 15-31

  • Dynamic Social Capital and Mental Health in Late Life

    Spalter, Tal, PhD (et al.)

    Pages 33-49

  • The Importance of Social Capital for Health among Older People: The Bourdieu Perspective

    Muckenhuber, Johanna (et al.)

    Pages 51-64

  • Social Capital and Neighbourhood in Older People’s Housing

    Gray, Anne

    Pages 65-85

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-017-9615-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-94-017-9614-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 18, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0712-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Social Capital as a Health Resource in Later Life: The Relevance of Context
Editors
  • Fredrica Nyqvist
  • Anna K. Forsman
Series Title
International Perspectives on Aging
Series Volume
11
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-9615-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-9615-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-9614-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0712-9
Series ISSN
2197-5841
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 267
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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