ERIC Number: EJ398733
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: 0
What Does Gerontology Mean?
Achenbaum, W. Andrew; Levin, Jeffrey S.
Gerontologist, v29 n3 p393-400 Jun 1989
Despite growth in gerontological research field over the past 50 years, no consensus has emerged on definition of gerontology or on its scope and boundaries. This confusion is rooted historically in developments involving the origins and adoption of the term. Offers speculation on the potential and costs of developing consensus in future. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Historical Materials; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
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