Old People in Three Industrial Societies

1st Edition

Ethel Shanas, Peter Townsend, Dorothy Wedderburn, Henning Kristian Friis, Poul Milhoj, Jan Stehouwer

Routledge
Published July 15, 2007
Reference - 492 Pages
ISBN 9780202309507 - CAT# Y333395

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Summary

Robert and Helen Lynd's Middletown set the format in sociological theory and practice for hundreds of studies in the decades following its publication in 1929. Old People in Three Industrial Societies may well set similar standards for studies in its fi eld for many years to come. In addition to achieving a signifi cant breakthrough in the progress of socio logical research techniques, the book offers a monumental cross-cultural exposition of the health, family relationships, and social and economic status of the aged in three countries-the United States, Britain, and Denmark.

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