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Growing Older: Quality of Life in Old Age

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0335215076 · 9780335215072
This volume introduces the work of the Economic and Social Reseach Council (ESRC) funded Growing Older Programme (1999-2004) and provides a showcase for the other volumes in the series. It focuses on ways in which quality of life can be extended for … Read More
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1.Introducing the Growing Older Programme on Extending Quality of Life
Alan Walker
2.Quality of Life in Old Age from the Perspectives of Older People
Zahava Gabriel and Ann Bowling
3.Ethnic Inequalities
James Nazroo, Madhavi Bajekal, David Blane and Ini Grewal 4.Environment, Identity and Old Age – Quality of Life or a Life of Quality?
Leonie Kellaher, Sheila Peace and Caroline Holland
5.Poverty and Social Exclusion: Growing Older in Deprived Urban Neighbourhoods
Thomas Scharf, Chris Phillipson and Allison E. Smith
6.Loneliness in Later Life
Christina R. Victor, Sasha J. Scambler, John Bond and Ann Bowling
7.Older Men: Their Health Behaviours and Partnership Status
Kate Davidson and Sara Arber
8.A Participatory Approach to Older Women's Quality of Life
Joe Cook, Tony Maltby and Lorna Warren
9.Social Support and Ethnicity in Old Age
Jabeer Butt and Jo Moriarty
10. The Meaning of Grandparenthood, and its Contribution to the Quality of Life of Older People
Lynda Clarke and Ceridwen Roberts
11.Frailty and Institutional Life
Susan Tester, Gill Hubbard, Murna Downs, Charlotte MacDonald, Joan Murphy
12.Conclusion
Catherine Hennessy
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This volume introduces the work of the Economic and Social Reseach Council (ESRC) funded Growing Older Programme (1999-2004) and provides a showcase for the other volumes in the series. 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 with a major emphasis on the views of older people themselves.

Many of the leading names in social gerontology in the United Kingdom have contributed their findings, providing the most up-to-date and broad-ranging information available on quality of life in old age. Topics discussed include:

· Defining and measuring quality of life
· Inequalities in quality of life
· Technology and the built environment
· Healthy and active ageing
· Family and support networks
· Participation and grandparenthood

Growing Older is suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate students of social gerontology, sociology and social policy. It is of interest to professionals working with older people, including social workers, gerontology nurses and community support workers. There are also important findings for policy-makers.

Contributors: Sara Arber; Madhavi Bajekal; David Blane; John Bond; Ann Bowling; Jabeer Butt; Lynda Clarke; Joanne Cook; Kate Davidson; Murna Downs; Zahava Gabriel; Ini Grewal; Catherine Hagan Hennessey; Caroline Holland; Gill Hubbard; Leonie Kellaher; Charlotte MacDonald; Tony Maltby; Jo Moriarty; Joan Murphy; James Nazroo; Sheila M. Peace; Chris Phillipson; Ceridwen Roberts; Sasha Scambler; Thomas Scharf; Allison Smith; Susan Tester; Christina Victor; Alan Walker; Lorna Warren.

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