|Aging Inmates: A Convergence of Trends in the American Criminal Justice System
||During the past 30 years, American prisons have experienced rapidly expanding numbers of inmates, including more who are elderly. Elderly inmates present unique management challenges to the extent they experience age-specific adjustments and adaptati...
|Caregiving in Social Context
||The heterogeneity of family caregiving is explored with specific emphasis on differences by gender, age, race, and area of residence. The aging of the population and other social structural changes during the next several decades will simultaneously ...
|Informal Care Giving: Cross-Cultural Applicability of the Person-Environment Model
||The 21st century will be characterised by aged and ageing nations, making
eldercare a growing concern. Most eldercare in most nations will be provided
informally, primarily by female family members. Helping these people understand
the dimensions o...
|Learning Womanhood in China
||Childbirth, a seemingly singular event in China, is nonetheless momentous.
Bearing a child transforms a girl into a woman and a mother. Motherhood, in most
traditional cultures, symbolizes both the major achievement and the full attainment of
|Lifelong Learning in the United States and Japan
||Assuming learning to be a lifelong process, it is important to provide older adults with
the opportunities to pursue educational activities. The growing number of older adults
in America and globally has led to an increased demand for educational p...
|“Powerful Tools for Caregivers”: Teaching Skills that Reduce Stress and Increase Self-Confidence
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|Reassessing the Demographic Imperative
||For many years gerontologists have discussed the consequences of advances that have lengthened lives but have been less successful at improving the quality of those lives. While this debate continues, the resulting demographic shift in the age profil...
|Using Age, Cohort and Period Effects to Study Elderly Volunteerism
||American volunteers, both informally and through organizations like the Corporation for National Service, make huge contributions to the wellbeing of millions of Americans and, via their unpaid or minimally reimbursed work, to the American economy. C...