7 July 2007
Professor Chris Phillipson, Professor of Applied Social Studies and Social Gerontology, and President of the British Society of Gerontology, is the joint editor of a new book, The Futures of Old Age (Sage Publications, May 2006), which was launched in London this week.
In "The Futures of Old Age", twenty-one leading social gerontologists from Britain and the US provide a comprehensive guide on how to think about the future of old age and give their view of what that future might look like. They cover a wealth of contemporary themes, including inequality and diversity, pensions and income, health and well-being, and identity and later life.
Gordon Lishman, Director General, Age Concern England, said: 'I am pleased to support the British Society for Gerontology in their launch of "The Futures of Old Age" because of their important role in the promotion of good quality research into later life. This book moves beyond simplistic and alarmist visions of the consequences of an ageing population and uses up-to-date social science to discuss alternative visions.'
Futures Of Old Age
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