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Aging, Society, and the Life Course, Fifth Edition


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Leslie A. Morgan, PhD , is Co-director of the Gerontology Doctoral Program and Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA. Dr. Morgan has 34 years of experience in teaching and research in aging and has published on a variety of topics, from economic wellbeing and family relationships to assisted living. She has authored or co-authored six books and numerous articles. Dr. Morgan has been principal or co-principal investigator on several NIH-funded studies of life in assisted living, examining the quality of resident experience, social stigma, autonomy and transitions among residents. She is co-author of Quality Assisted Living: Informing Practice Through Research (Springer Publishing Company, 2011), and coauthor with Dr. Kunkel of all previous editions of Aging, Society, and The Life Course.

Suzanne R. Kunkel, PhD, is Director, Scripps Gerontology Center and Professor, Department of Sociology and Gerontology, Miami University, USA. She has been principal investigator or co-investigator on local, state, federal, and foundation grants totalling more than $3.5 million. She received the Hiram Friedsam Mentorship Award from AGHE, and is currently Treasurer of GSA. Dr. Kunkel was co-author (with Leslie Morgan) of all previous editions of Aging, Society, and the Life Course. With Frank Whittington and Erdman Palmore, she co-edited the most recent edition of the International Handbook on Aging, co-edited with Frank Whittington the Spring 2013 edition of Generations focusing on global aging, and co-authored with Frank Whittington and Scott Brown a 2014 textbook, Global Aging: Comparative Perspectives on Aging and the Life Course. She has published more than 40 articles, books, and book chapters, and more than 30 research monographs on the aging network, innovations in the delivery of home care, population projections, global aging, and gerontology education.

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