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Families in Ageing Societies: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach

Sarah Harper


This book explores the interactions between family and ageing in Western industrialised societies. It features 10 chapters. Chapters 1-3 provide and overview of the demographic and social factors in aging societies. Chapters 4-5 address the specific roles and relationships emerging within contemporary families. Chapters 6-8 discuss the care and support for older relatives. Chapters 9-10 focus on topics that have received little attention — inheritance and the impact of family on the health of its members.

Keywords: aging, kinship, family, health, demographics, Western societies, inheritance, elderly care

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199251162
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2005 DOI:10.1093/0199251169.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sarah Harper, editor
Director, Oxford Institute of Aging, Oxford University
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