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Canadian-only ProductAging in Contemporary Canada, 2nd Edition

By Neena L. Chappell, Lynn McDonald, Michael Stones

Published by Pearson Education Canada

Published Date: Feb 1, 2007


Aging in Contemporary Canada, Second Edition has a number of unique features that set it apart from other books on aging: a chapter on gender; gender comparisons throughout the text; discussions of diversity that reflect the multicultural character of aging in Canada; and separate chapters on theory, methods, and pensions. This substantial revision also includes an all-new chapter on "Successful Aging."


Written by authors highly respected in their fields, this revision builds on the reputation of the first edition by providing high-quality discussions and research, as well as an accurate picture of the most current knowledge about aging in Canada.

Table of Contents



Table of Contents





Part One:          Introduction to Gerontology

Chapter 1         Attitudes and Social Issues that Affect Older People

Chapter 2         Population Aging

Chapter 3         Social Theory in Gerontology


Part Two:         Commonalities and Diversity

Chapter 4         Knowledge Building and Older People

Chapter 5         The Gendered Life Course

Chapter 6         Aging and Ethnicity


Part Three:       Health and Well Being

Chapter 7         Cognitive and Physical Performance

Chapter 8         Mental Well Being and Mental Disorder

Chapter 9         Health and the Determinants of Health

Chapter 10       Successful Aging (NEW Chapter)


Part Four          Social Institutions

Chapter 11       Families and Aging

Chapter 12       Social Support and Caregiving

Chapter 13       Work and Retirement

Chapter 14       Pensions and Economic Security for Older Canadians

Chapter 15       Health Care System and Policy

Chapter 16       End-of-Life Issues




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ISBN-10: 0-13-201873-X

ISBN-13: 978-0-13-201873-9

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