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Title Gender, health and ageing : European perspectives on life course, health issues and social challenges / Gertrud M. Backes, Vera Lasch, Katja Reimann (eds.).
Imprint Wiesbaden : VS Verlag fur Sozialwissenschaften, 2006.
Edition 1. Auflage.

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Series Alter(n) und Gesellschaft ; Bd. 13
Reihe Alter(n) und Gesellschaft ; Bd. 13.
Subject Older people -- Health and hygiene -- Europe.
Man-woman relationships -- Europe.
Geriatric Assessment -- statistics & numerical data.
Aging.
Quality of Life.
Sex Characteristics.
Europe.
Alt Name Backes, Gertrud.
Lasch, Vera.
Reimann, Katja.
Description 1 online resource (321 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Edition 1. Auflage.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Summary The different research fields - gerontology, gender and health - have generated different views, knowledge and foci on ageing, health and gender. It is now necessary to integrate these aspects into research, policy and practice. The objective of this book is to provide an overview of gender, health and ageing. Important theoretical concepts, such as life course and "Lebenslagen" in old age, or differences in men's health, are introduced. It is increasingly important to build a European basis of knowledge, to conduct discussions on European research findings, and to develop European research frameworks. In this volume, central theoretical debates on gender impacts on life course and old-age health, and vital issues of health research in the context of gender and old age are introduced. Specific aspects, such as the impact of gender and age on cardiovascular health, elder abuse and mental health, or care between gender relations, gender roles and gender constructs, are pointed out. Special attention is given to the impact of social, political and economic change in different New EU Member States, like Hungary, Poland and Slovenia.
Contents Gender, Health, and Ageing: An Introduction -- Gender, Health, and Ageing: An Introduction -- Gender Impacts on the Life Course and Old-age Health -- Gendered Life Course and Ageing — Implications on „Lebenslagenz of Ageing Women and Men -- Men in Later Life: Perspectives on Gender, Health, and Embodiment -- Mapping Existing Research and Identifying Knowledge Gaps Concerning the Situation of Older Women in Europe (MERI). From the Swedish National Report -- Issues of Health Research in the Context of Gender and Old-age -- The Impact of Gender and Age on Cardiovascular Health in Germany -- Health of Ageing Women in Hungary -- Social Resources and Health Status in Older Polish Women -- Double Vulnerability: Older Women and Health in Slovenia -- Quality of Life and Health of Ageing Women in Hungary: Characteristics and Bio—psycho—social Background Factors -- Elder Abuse, Older Women and Considerations of Mental Health -- Challenges of Care — Gender and Health Perspectives -- Ageing and Demographic Change: European Research Resources -- Care Resources and Social Exclusion: A European Comparison -- Future Elderly Living Conditions In Europe: Demographic Insights -- Care for Old People Between Gender Relations, Gender Roles, and Gender Constructs.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9783531903552
3531903551
9783531149806 (print)
3531149806 (print)
1281861731
9781281861733
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-531-90355-2
OCLC # 272294291
Additional Format Print version: Gender, health and ageing. 1. Aufl. Wiesbaden : VS Verlag fur Sozialwissenschaften, 2006 9783531149806 3531149806 (OCoLC)77077456


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