Ageing, Wellbeing and Climate Change in the Arctic: An interdisciplinary analysis

1st Edition

Paivi Naskali, Marjaana Seppänen, Shahnaj Begum

Routledge
Published April 25, 2018
Reference - 262 Pages - 17 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780815357018 - CAT# K346510

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Summary

The Arctic and its unique natural resources have become objects of increasing concern. Rapid climate change and ageing of the population are transforming the living conditions in the region. This translates into an urgent need for information that will contribute to a better understanding of these issues.

Ageing, Wellbeing and Climate Change in the Arctic addresses the important intersection of ageing, wellbeing and climate change in the Arctic region, making a key interdisciplinary contribution to an area of research on which little has been written, and limited sources of information are currently available. The book explores three key areas of discussion. First, various political issues that are currently affecting the Arctic, such as the social categorisation of elderly people. Second, the living conditions of the elderly in relation to Arctic climate change. Third, the wellbeing of elderly people in terms of traditional knowledge and lifestyles. The book also features contributions from a number of key researchers in the field which examine a broad range of case studies, including the impact of climate change on health in Lapland and elderly people and geographical mobility in Norway.

This book will be of great interest to scholars of climate change, gerontology and social policy.

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