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From Exclusion to Inclusion in Old Age


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Conceptualising social inclusion ~ Thomas Scharf and Norah Keating; Globalisation and ageing: new patterns of social inclusion and exclusion ~ Chris Phillipson; Older people in developing countries: inclusion and security? ~ Peter Lloyd-Sherlock, Armando Barrientos and Julia Mase; The impact of changing value systems on social inclusion ~ Kevin Cheng and David R. Phillips; International migration patterns and exclusion ~ Sandra Torres; Exclusion from material resources: poverty amongst older adults in Europe ~ Asghar Zaidi; Age discrimination as a source of exclusion: towards an international human rights and ethics framework ~ Astrid Stuckelberger and Philippe Chastonay; Social inclusion of elders in families ~ Jim Ogg and Sylvie Renaut; Inclusive built environments for older adults ~ Gloria Gutman and Atiya Mahmood; Future perspectives: towards a more inclusive society? ~ Norah Keating and Thomas Scharf.

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Thomas Scharf is Professor of Social Gerontology and Director of the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland. Norah Keating is Professor and Co-Director of Research on Ageing, Policies and Practice at the University of Alberta, Canada. She is Director of the Global Social Initiative of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics.


"This is an important book for students, policy makers and practitioners in the ageing and social policy fields because it provides essential theoretical and empirical insights into a critical issue for the well-being of older people. It is highly recommended." --Alan Walker FBA, Professor of Social Policy & Social Gerontology, The University of Sheffield. "With contributions by scholars at the cutting edges of their fields, this interdisciplinary collection of reports from around the world will be crucial to the study of the global political economy of aging." --Toni Calasanti, Virginia Tech.

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