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Description - Contexts of Ageing by Chris Gilleard

We live in ageing societies. Age preoccupies governments as much as individuals. Most people reaching retirement no longer face a future of impoverishment and destitution. A new affluence has spread across society and across the life course. Instead of being concerned with the negative connotations of old age, this book acknowledges that for many people looking forward to retirement, later life has changed for the better. With this positive outcome for older people have come policy and social dilemmas for governments and individuals alike.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780745629490
ISBN-10: 0745629490
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Pages: 218
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 18-May-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Chris Gilleard

Chris Gilleard, Director of Psychology at South West London and St. George's Mental Health Trust Paul Higgs Senior, Lecturer in Sociology at University College, London

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