Publisher description for Daily life in later life : comparative perspectives / edited by Karen Altergott.


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This volume accurately documents the activities and interactions of daily life for older people in the UK, the Netherlands, Hungary, Scandinavia, the US, Canada and Japan. The contributors examine how the daily lives of older people in modern society vary and identify some of the national policies that produce differences in the daily lives of older citizens.

This daily life perpective makes clear the quality of life of older people in society, their behaviour patterns and the conditions that affect them. This approach helps define the constructive measures which can enhance the quality of later life.

National, age and gender differences are analysed, national differences in policy summarized and national characteristics shaping daily lives of older people identified. The volume as a whole is essential reading for students, academics and professionals in gerontology, psychology, social work and nursing.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Older people -- Time management -- Cross-cultural studies.
Aging -- Social aspects -- Cross-cultural studies.
Older people -- Government policy -- Cross-cultural studies.