Old age in modern society: a textbook of social gerontology
This readable and thoughtful review of the present and future needs of the elderly, provides an overview of the position of older people in late 20th century Britain. It examines their social and economic circumstances and the main policy issues including pensions, housing, health and social care.
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Old Age in Modern Society: A textbook of social gerontology
Christina R. Victor
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