Two internationally renowned experts in ageing look beyond longstanding factors like class, gender and ethnicity to explore new social divisions, including contrasting states of physical fitness and mental health. They show how differences in health and frailty are creating fresh inequalities in later life, with significant implications for the future of our ageing societies.
Publisher: Policy Press
Number of pages: 216
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
"How do social divisions and differences determine the experience of ageing? Higgs and Gilleard's unique perspective and intellectual rigour challenge preconceptions of how the social location of later life is constituted." Kevin McKee, Dalarna University
"Health and economic disparities among older adults are a critically important concern. This rich, multidisciplinary analysis provides an excellent overview of late-life inequalities and policy solutions for mitigating these inequities." Deborah Carr, Boston University