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Ekerdt, David J.; Applebaum, Robert; Holden, Karen C. A.; Post, Stephen G.; Rockwood, Kenneth; Schulz, Richard; Sprott, Richard L.; & Uhlenberg, Peter (2002). Encyclopedia of Aging. New York: Macmillan Reference USA.


As our population ages, interest and scholarship in issues surrounding our later years have intensified. From the general to specific, the 400-plus well-referenced entries cover an impressive range of medical, psychological, sociological, public-policy,and biological subjects. There are good cross-references, along with bibliographies at the end of each article and a handy list of of articles grouped by topic areas. Whether you are looking for information on genetics, social theories of aging, mental health, or pensions and Social Security, this four-volume encyclopedia presents information to the general reader while serving as a good starting point for either the high-school or college researcher.

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Ekerdt, David J.
Applebaum, Robert
Holden, Karen C. A.
Post, Stephen G.
Rockwood, Kenneth
Schulz, Richard
Sprott, Richard L.
Uhlenberg, Peter