(p.ix) List of Contributors
W. Andrew Achenbaum is Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Houston. A historian by background, he has written extensively on the history of ageing within the US, intergenerational relationships, work, and retirement.
Robert Anderson is co-ordinator of the Living Conditions research programme at the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, an EU agency based in Dublin.
Joanna Bornat is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Health and Social Welfare at the Open University. She has written extensively on ageing, reminiscence, and biography.
Brian Dimmock is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Health and Social Welfare at the Open University, researching the impact of family change on the lives of older people, with particular interest in stepfamilies.
Janet Finch is Vice-Chancellor of Keele University. A sociologist by background, her research expertise lies principally in studies of family relationships, especially relationships across generations.
Julien Forder is an economist at LSE Health and Social Care, at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has research interests in industrial and organizational economics relating to health and social care systems.
Sarah Harper is Director of the Oxford Institute of Ageing, University of Oxford. She has written extensively on intergenerational relationships and ageing societies.
Mary Elizabeth Hughes is an Assistant Professor in Sociology at Duke University. She has particular interest in the relationship between community characteristics and the individual life course.
Richard W. Johnson is a Research Fellow at the Urban Institute, Washington, specializing in ageing and health care.
David Jones works in the School of Health and Social Welfare at the Open University, researching the impact of family change on the lives of older people.
Jeremy Kendall is a Research Fellow at the Personal Social Services Research Unit at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His research interests include the mixed economy of social care, the third (or voluntary) sector in comparative international perspective, and EU public policy and the third sector.
(p.x) Martin Knapp is Professor of Social Policy at the London School of Economics, where he directs the Personal Social Services Research Unit, and co-Director of LSE Health and Social Care. He is also Professor of Health Economics at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, London, where he is Director of the Centre for the Economics of Mental Health.
Frieder R. Lang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Education at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin with research interests in the psychology of ageing.
Anthony T. Lo Sasso is a Research Associate Professor at the Institute for Health Services Research and Policy Studies, Northwestern University. He has particular interests in long-term care, ageing, and intergenerational impacts.
Mike Murphy is a Professor in the Department of Social Policy at the London School of Economics, specializing in the causes and consequences of population change in Britain and other western societies; intergenerational relations; and household and family formation methods.
Sheila Peace is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Health and Social Welfare at the Open University. She has particular research interests in environment and identity, and the impact of family change on older people's lives.
Linda Pickard is a Research Officer at the Personal Social Services Research Unit at the London School of Economics. She currently works on the PSSRU project concerned with demand for long-term care for older people over the next thirty years, with a particular interest in informal care.
Linda J. Waite is the Lucy Flower Professor in Urban Sociology at the University of Chicago, and the Director of the NIA Center on the Demography and Economics of Aging. Her current research interests include the family, especially working families, cohabitation, marriage and divorce, ageing, and the labour force.