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Title Healthy aging in sociocultural context [electronic resource] / edited by Andrew E. Scharlach and Kazumi Hoshino.

Imprint New York : Routledge, 2013.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description xvi, 115 p. : ill.
Series Routledge advances in sociology ; 81
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents pt. 1. Healthy aging and policy implications in the U.S. -- pt. 2. Healthy aging and policy implications in Sweden -- pt. 3. Healthy aging and policy implications in Japan -- pt. 4. Future directions.
Summary "Healthy Aging in Sociocultural Context examines two emerging trends facing countries throughout the world: population aging and population diversity. It makes a unique contribution to our understanding of these timely issues by examining their implications for healthy aging, a topic of increasing importance to policy-makers, planners, researchers, families, and individuals of all ages. The book focuses on three countries that provide important examples of these emerging global trends - Japan, Sweden, and the United States. Japan and Sweden are at the forefront in terms of healthy life expectancies, while the United States represents a country with considerable diversity. Examining these three countries together provides a unique opportunity to address questions such as the following: How can we understand differences in healthy life expectancy among different countries? What role might diversity play? And how might these effects change as geographic mobility increases diversity, even among societies that historically have been relatively homogeneous?"-- Provided by publisher.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Older people -- United States -- Social conditions.
Older people -- Sweden -- Social conditions.
Older people -- Japan -- Social conditions.
Aging -- United States.
Aging -- Sweden.
Aging -- Japan.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Scharlach, Andrew E.
Hoshino, Kazumi.
ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9780415636216 (hardback)
9780203085554 (e-book)

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