Older Women and Well-Being

A Global Perspective

Editors: Shankardass, Mala Kapur (Ed.)

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  • Focuses on the well-being of older women concerns from a contemporary perspective
  • Brings much needed attention to the largely unreported and lesser discussed topic of abuse against older women
  • Discusses universal issues of health and well-being from a gender lens
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This book provides deep insights into concerns related to the well-being in older women across the globe. Written by experts in the field, it explores social roles, health, quality of life/well-being, as well as concerns related to abuse and neglect, impacting the health of older women. It discusses important conditions for the holistic health of older women from different perspectives and provides practical guidelines towards improving the overall status of older women's well-being in society. The chapters analyze the wider implications of older women’s experiences as family members, drivers of economies and members of a diverse population worldwide.  Covering a focus which is applicable to countries across continents, whether developed or developing, the book has an overall appeal to academicians, health care, policy makers as well as researchers in areas such as aging, gerontology, social work and psychology.

About the authors

Mala Kapur Shankardass is a sociologist, gerontologist, health and development social scientist. She is a teacher, writer, researcher, consultant and an activist. She recently retired as Associate Professor from the University of Delhi, India. She has been involved with ageing studies since 1992 when she started postdoctoral work on ageing issues. She has done prestigious assignments with United Nations agencies and international as well as national institutions. She has participated in panel discussions, delivered keynote addresses and chaired sessions on ageing concerns with reputed organizations both in India and in abroad. She has been recognized for her work and contributions in gerontology across the world. She is editor of many books on ageing.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)
  • Older Women: Global Concerns and Responses Toward Their Well-Being, Is a Serious Issue—An Introductory Note

    Pages 1-6

    Shankardass, Mala Kapur

  • Beyond the Barriers of Aging—Coping, Caring, and Contributions of Older Women

    Pages 7-30

    Thakkar, Bhavika

  • Women as Elder Caregivers in a Global Context

    Pages 31-43

    Bouchard, Lauren M. (et al.)

  • Understanding and Responding to the Needs of Older Women Who Have Experienced Mistreatment

    Pages 45-69

    Pelletier, Caroline (et al.)

  • Health and Well-Being in Older Women: A Universal Issue

    Pages 71-94

    Yadav, Meena

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Hardcover $149.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Older Women and Well-Being
Book Subtitle
A Global Perspective
Editors
  • Mala Kapur Shankardass
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-16-4605-8
DOI
10.1007/978-981-16-4605-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-16-4604-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 414
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 45 illustrations in colour
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