ERIC Number: ED251334
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Aging and the Aged in the Third World: Part I. Studies in Third World Societies. Publication Number Twenty-Two.
Sutlive, Vinson H., Ed.; And Others
Problems regarding the aged in developing nations are examined. The aging of populations is now a global phenomenon, with crucial implications for the developing as well as the developed nations. Six articles are presented: "Introduction, Perspectives on Aging in the Third World" (Jay Sokolovsky), "What Can the Industrial World Teach the Third World about Aging?" (Marea Teski), "Decrepitude and Death-Hastening: The Nature of Old Age in Third World Societies" (Anthony P. Glascock), "The Motive for Gerontocide" (Robert J. Maxwell, Philip Silverman, and Eleanor K. Maxwell), "Increase of Elderly Poor in Developing Nations--The Implications of Dependency Theory and Modernization Theory for the Aging of World Population" (Masako Osako), and "Toward a Comparative Perspective on Filial Response to Aging Populations" (Robert L. Rubinstein and Pauline T. Johnsen). Notes on the contributors are provided. (RM)
Descriptors: Age Discrimination, Aging (Individuals), Case Studies, Cultural Influences, Demography, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Gerontology, Global Approach, Industrialization, Migration Patterns, Modernization, Older Adults, Parent Child Relationship, Population Trends, Poverty, Socioeconomic Influences, World Problems
Studies in Third World Societies, Department of Anthropology, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA 23185 ($5.00, students; $6.00, teachers).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA. Dept. of Anthropology.