Growing Older in Europe

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Alan Walker
Open University Press, 2005 - Medical - 295 pages
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Annotation. This book provides a comprehensive picture of quality of life in old age in five very different European Union countries. Based on systematic review of the evidence in Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden and the UIKL by leading national experts the volume constitutes a unique resource for anyone interested in ageing in Europe. As well as covering all the most important issues concerning quality in later life, including physical and mental health, the environments of ageing, employment and income, family and support networks and participation and social integration, each chapter follows a standard format to ensure maximum accessibility of the material presented and comparisons between the countries. A comparative framework is provided in the introductory chapter which also places the five countries in their broad European context. The research evidence contained in this volume has never been available previously in the one place and, therefore, it represents a unique contribution to the literature. The book is intended as a companion volume to the others in the Growing Older series providing the only comparative European perspective. This comparative analysis shows that many similar quality of later life issues are being faced by older people in different EU countries but that the policy and service contexts are quite different, as are the research traditions.

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quality of life in old age I
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quality of life in old age I
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About the author (2005)

Alan Walker is Professor of Social Policy at the University of Sheffield, Director of the 3.5 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 has published three previous books with Open University Press:Changing Services for Older People(1996),Ageing Europe(1996) andThe Politics of Old Age in Europe(1999).

Lars Andersson, Stockholm Gerontology Research Center, Stockholm Sweden

Beitske Bouwman, Department of Social Cultural Studies, section Social Gerontology, Free University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Kees Knipscheer, Department of Social Cultural Studies, section Social Gerontology, Free University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Giovanni Lamura, INRCA, Department of Gerontological Research, Ancona, Italyhttp://www.inrca.it/CES/CVenglish.pdf

Annemarie Peters, Department of Social Cultural Studies, section Social Gerontology, Free University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Francesca Polverini, INRCA, Department of Gerontological Research, Ancona, Italy

Monika Reichert, Institute for Gerontology at the University of Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany - htm>http://www.fb12.uni-dortmund.de/stat/soziologie/Soziologie.htm

Carol Walker, Department of Policy Studies, University of Lincolnshire and Humberside

Manuela Weidekamp-Maicher, Institute for Gerontology at the University of Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany - http://www.uni-dortmund.de/FFG

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