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Description - Growing Older: Quality of Life in Old Age by Catherine Hennessy Hagan

This volume introduces the work of the Growing Older research programme. It focuses on ways in which quality of life can be extended for older people and offers short research based summaries of key findings on a variety of core topics. This book will be suitable for use as a recommended text on advanced undergraduate and postgraduate courses on social gerontology, sociology and social policy. It will also be of interest to professionals working with older people including social workers, gerontology nurses and community support workers.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780335215072
ISBN-10: 0335215076
Format: Paperback
(90mm x 60mm x 6mm)
Pages: 280
Imprint: Open University Press
Publisher: Open University Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Catherine Hennessy Hagan

Catherine Hennessy is Deputy Director of the UK National Collaboration on Ageing Research (NCAR) and the ESRC Growing Older Programme, based at the University of Sheffield. She is an experienced author and editor who has worked mainly in the US. Alan Walker is Professor of Social Policy at the University of Sheffield, Director of the 33.5 million ESRC Growing Older Programme, and Director of the UK National Collaboration on Ageing Research. He is also Research Director for the Social Sciences Division in Sheffield University and is an experienced writer. He has published three previous books with Open University Press - Changing Services for Older People (1996), Ageing Europe (1996) and The Politics of Old Age in Europe (1999).