The Resource New directions in the sociology of aging, Panel on New Directions in Social Demography, Social Epidemiology, and the Sociology of Aging ; Linda J. Waite, Thomas J. Plewes, editors ; Committee on Population, Division on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council of the National Academies

New directions in the sociology of aging, Panel on New Directions in Social Demography, Social Epidemiology, and the Sociology of Aging ; Linda J. Waite, Thomas J. Plewes, editors ; Committee on Population, Division on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council of the National Academies

Label
New directions in the sociology of aging
Title
New directions in the sociology of aging
Statement of responsibility
Panel on New Directions in Social Demography, Social Epidemiology, and the Sociology of Aging ; Linda J. Waite, Thomas J. Plewes, editors ; Committee on Population, Division on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council of the National Academies
Title variation
Sociology of aging
Contributor
Author
Editor
Issuing body
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The aging of the population of the United States is occurring at a time of major economic and social changes. These economic changes include consideration of increases in the age of eligibility for Social Security and Medicare and possible changes in benefit levels. Furthermore, changes in the social context in which older individuals and families function may well affect the nature of key social relationships and institutions that define the environment for older persons. Sociology offers a knowledge base, a number of useful analytic approaches and tools, and unique theoretical perspectives that can facilitate understanding of these demographic, economic, and social changes and, to the extent possible, their causes, consequences and implications. New Directions in the Sociology of Aging evaluates the recent contributions of social demography, social epidemiology and sociology to the study of aging and identifies promising new research directions in these sub-fields. Included in this study are nine papers prepared by experts in sociology, demography, social genomics, public health, and other fields, that highlight the broad array of tools and perspectives that can provide the basis for further advancing the understanding of aging processes in ways that can inform policy. This report discusses the role of sociology in what is a wide-ranging and diverse field of study; a proposed three-dimensional conceptual model for studying social processes in aging over the life cycle; a review of existing databases, data needs and opportunities, primarily in the area of measurement of interhousehold and intergenerational transmission of resources, biomarkers and biosocial interactions; and a summary of roadblocks and bridges to transdisciplinary research that will affect the future directions of the field of sociology of aging
Cataloging source
DNLM
Dewey number
305.3
Funding information
This study was supported by the National Institute on Aging's Division of Behavioral and Social Research through Contract N01-OD-4-2139, Task Order number #259 between the National Academy of Sciences and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Any opinions, findings, conclusion, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the organization or agencies that provided support for the project
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ1061
LC item number
.N662 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
New directions in the sociology of aging, Panel on New Directions in Social Demography, Social Epidemiology, and the Sociology of Aging ; Linda J. Waite, Thomas J. Plewes, editors ; Committee on Population, Division on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council of the National Academies
Publication
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Title from PDF title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn877024260
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 PDF file (xvi, 299 pages))
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309292986
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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illustrations
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.b35581013
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (OCoLC)877024260
  • pebcs0309292972

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