Beyond Gender Differences: Adaptation to Aging in Life Course Perspective
Putting gender in a lifespan context, Hatch (sociology, U. of Kentucky) atypically accents the gains as well as losses of aging and sex differences in adaptation overall, to the death of a spouse, and to retirement. From the multifactored theoretical perspectives of symbolic interactionism and political economy, she weighs gender role, resource, an
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