ERIC Number: ED391967
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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Age and Structural Lag: Society's Failure To Provide Meaningful Opportunities in Work, Family, and Leisure.
Riley, Matilda White, Ed.; And Others
This book is built around a single concept--structural lag (the tendency of social structures and norms to lag behind people's rapidly changing lives). Each of the 12 chapters explores implications of that concept in a different domain, and all reflect the authors' shared conviction of its importance, both for social theory and for practical policy. The 12 chapters and their authors are the following: "Structural Lag: Past and Future" (Matilda White Riley, John W. Riley, Jr.); "Opportunities, Aspirations, and Goodness of Fit" (Robert L. Kahn); "Social Structure and Age-Based Careers" (John C. Henretta); "Work and Retirement: A Comparative Perspective" (Martin Kohli); "The Democratization of Unstructured Time in Western Societies: A Historical Overview" (Andrejs Plakans); "Family Change and Historical Change: An Uneasy Relationship" (Tamara K. Hareven); "Women, Work, and Family: A Sociological Perspective on Changing Roles" (Phyllis Moen); "Education and the Economic Transformation of Nineteenth-Century America" (Maris A. Vinovskis); "Old Age and Age Integration: An Anthropological Perspective" (Jennie Keith); "Realizing the Potential: Some Examples" (William McNaught); "Changing Policy Signals" (Richard V. Burkhauser, Joseph F. Quinn); and "Endnote: The Reach of an Idea" (Anne Foner). Contains an author and a subject index. (KC)
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Attitudes, Economic Change, Employment Practices, Family Work Relationship, History, Older Adults, Policy Formation, Public Policy, Social Change
John H. Wiley & Sons, 605 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10158-0012.
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