Focusing on under-researched aspects of social, economic and political change, thisvolumeoffers fresh insights into aging, older people and their families. It combines an international and interdisciplinary approach. Chaptersexplore the contexts in which family roles, institutional practices, public policies and social and cultural discourses evolve, connecting analyses of aging issues and policy development with sound research practices, as well as previously-ignored gaps in professional practice.
Topics covered include politics and policy, health and social care, culture and migration, urban and rural sociology, gender studies, technology and economics.The book will be of particular interest to students and researchers in gerontology, community development, geography and population studies, along with researchers and professionals in physiotherapy, nursing and social work.
Gillian Joseph is Director of Clear Pane Research Services in Guelph, Canada, providing leadership to a team of research specialists who undertake independent research and provide research support to professionals, graduate students, academics and community-based researchers. Previouslyshe was Research Associate at the Centre for Families, Work and Well-being at the University of Guelph, and also served as Lecturer at the University of Guelph and the University of Guelph-Humber in Toronto.