Gender, Health and Ageing: European Perspectives on Life Course, Health Issues and Social Challenges


Gender, Health and Ageing: European Perspectives on Life Course, Health Issues and Social Challenges
Name Gender, Health and Ageing: European Perspectives on Life Course, Health Issues and Social Challenges
Author Gertrud M. Backes
Description Foreword Pasqualina Perrig-Chiello Certain books are eagerly anticipated and long overdue. Gender, health, and ageing is such a book. Its topic is relevant in many different ways. The de- graphic and societal changes of the past decades, such as longevity and - provement of public health, have definitely created new and often very distinct realities for men and women. However, these diversities have only marginally and fragmentally been the topic of research endeavours. There is, for example, a general growing awareness for the societal phenomenon of feminization of old age, yet the topic and its psychosocial and health-related consequences haven t attracted the scientific interest they would have deserved. It is noteworthy, that still until a few decades ago, the majority of geriatric and gerontological studies were oriented towards male standards without considering gender effects. Even though subsequent studies increasingly began to focus on differences between women and men, they referred mainly to the biological sex of a person and not to their gender belonging. Due to these scientific neglects and limitations, the state of the art in the field of gender, health and ageing is sketchy and often enough contradictory (Perrig-Chiello & Hopflinger, 2004)."
Publisher Vs Verlag Fur Sozialwissenschaften
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ISBN 3531149806
Total Pages 316
Published Year 2006
Published Month 8
Published Day 12
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