Population Ageing from a Lifecourse Perspective: Critical and International Approaches.pdf

Population Ageing from a Lifecourse Perspective: Critical and International Approaches.pdf


Populations around the globe age. This demographic shift affects families, market structures, and social provisions. This timely volume, part of the Ageing and the Lifecourse series, argues that the lifecourse perspective helps us understand causes and effects of population ageing. The lifecourse perspective suggests that individuals' experiences at an early age can influence decisions and behaviour at a later age. This much-needed volume combines insights from different disciplines and real-life experiences to describe the theories and practices behind this idea. It therefore caters to the needs of scholars, practitioners, and policy-makers in a range of areas including sociology and political science.

Kathrin Komp is adjunct professor of social gerontology at the University of Helsinki, Finland. Stina Johansson is professor emerita in social work at Umea University, Sweden.

Part one: Introduction ~ Kathrin Komp and Stina Johansson; Part two: Theoretical framework; A demographer's view: Population structures tell a story about life-courses ~ Scott Brown and Scott Lynch; A life-course scholar's view: Live-courses crystallize in demographic structures ~ Andreas Motel-Klingebiel; Part three: Critical perspectives; Generations in ageing Finland: Finding your place in the demographic structure ~ Antti Karisto and Ilkka Haapola; Gender in ageing Portugal: Following the lives of men and women ~ Karin Walls and Sofia Aboims; Social-economic status in ageing Poland: A case of cumulative advantages and disadvantages ~ Justyna Stypinska, Jolanta Perek-Bialas and Konrad Turek; Ethnicity in ageing America: A tale of cultures and life-courses ~ Takashi Yamashita; The urban-rural split in ageing Australia: Diverging life-courses, diverging experiences ~ Jeni Warburton; Migration in ageing China: Long-term consequences of relocation ~ Fleur Thomese; Part four: Practical implications; The individual in ageing Germany: How can you plan for your old age? ~ Annette Franke; Families in ageing Netherlands and China: When social networks grow old ~ Fleur Thomese; Social care in ageing Sweden: Learning from the life-courses of care recipients ~ Stina Johansson & Marie-Louise Snellmann; The labour market in ageing Sweden: Life-course influences on workforce participation in old age ~ Mikael Stattin; The state in ageing Canada: From old age policies to life-course policies ~ Kathrin Komp and Patrik Marier; Part five: Discussion and conclusion ~ Stina Johansson, Kathrin Komp, Marie-Louise Snellman.


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