Elderly Men: Special Problems and Professional Challenges

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Jordan I. Kosberg, Lenard W. Kaye
Springer Pub., 1997 - Social Science - 317 pages
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This book provides an interdisciplinary overview of common and unique features of elderly men and how they age. The editors examine cultural, psychological, physical, and economic factors that affect the quality of life for older men. They clearly illustrate the diversity within this population, highlighting ethnicity, religion, and important sociodemographic variables. Elderly men are described as a minority in need of critical examination to understand more fully this "forgotten population." Students and practitioners in the fields of social work and gerontology will find this text's practical application very appealing.

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A Demographic Overview of Elderly Men
Older Men and the Workplace
Elderly Men of the Inner City

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About the author (1997)

JORDAN I. KOSBERG is the Philip S. Fisher Professor in the School of Social Work at McGill University.

Abraham Monk is Brookdale Professor of Gerontology at the Columbia University School of Social Work and Director of the Brookdale Institute on Aging and Adult Human Development.

Lenard W. Kaye is a Research Scientist at the Columbia University School of Social Work and Associate Director of the Brookdale Institute.

Howard Litwin is a Lecturer at the Paul Baerwald School of Social Work, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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