Currently, more than 500 million people are aged 65 and older, accounting for about 8% of the world’s population. To enhance students’ understanding of the issues associated with aging, an increasing number of academic programs include a life-span perspective or incorporate consideration of aging processes among the topics they include in the curriculum. The Routledge/Taylor and Francis Textbooks in Aging Series is designed to address the growing need for new educational materials in the field of gerontology. Featuring both standalone and supplemental texts, the series offers cutting-edge interdisciplinary content in gerontology and adult development and aging. Volumes are either authored or edited by renowned gerontologists who address contemporary topics in an accessible format. Series volumes cover classic topics in adult development and aging as well as volumes presenting hot topics from emerging research findings. These texts are relevant to courses in human development and family studies, gerontology, human services, psychology, sociology, social work, and health-related fields. Instructors can use these texts by selecting a series volume as a companion to the primary text in an introductory course, by combining several of the series volumes to use as instructional materials in a course, or by assigning one series volume as the primary text for an undergraduate or graduate course or seminar. If you are interested in submitting a proposal for the series, please contact Rosemary Blieszner at email@example.com or Karen A. Roberto at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Helen K. Kerschner, Nina M. Silverstein
February 12, 2018
Introduction to Senior Transportation focuses on an issue that is a growing concern—the community mobility needs of older adults. Surpassing the coverage available in existing gerontology textbooks, it enables the reader to understand and appreciate the challenges faced by older adults as they make...
March 08, 2017
Research Design in Aging and Social Gerontology provides a review of methodological approaches and data-collection methods commonly used with older adults in real-life settings. It addresses the role of normative age-related sensory, cognitive, and functional changes, as well as the influence of...
Ronald J. Angel, Jacqueline L. Angel
August 01, 2014
This book fosters a deeper understanding of the growing Latino elderly population and the implications on society. It examines post-WWII demographic and social changes and summarizes research from sociology, psychology, economics, and public health to shed light on the economic, physical, and...