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The Resource Age and structural lag : society's failure to provide meaningful opportunities in work, family, and leisure, edited by Matilda White Riley, Robert L. Kahn, Anne Foner ; editorial associate, Karin A. Mack

Age and structural lag : society's failure to provide meaningful opportunities in work, family, and leisure, edited by Matilda White Riley, Robert L. Kahn, Anne Foner ; editorial associate, Karin A. Mack

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Age and structural lag : society's failure to provide meaningful opportunities in work, family, and leisure
Title
Age and structural lag
Title remainder
society's failure to provide meaningful opportunities in work, family, and leisure
Statement of responsibility
edited by Matilda White Riley, Robert L. Kahn, Anne Foner ; editorial associate, Karin A. Mack
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In twentieth-century industrial societies most of us live longer and healthier lives than ever before in history. Yet the social structures and institutions that provide opportunities for our lives are still marked by age constraints that were appropriate a century ago. Education is still primarily reserved for the young; work and family responsibilities are crowded into the middle years; while leisure and free time are allocated to the added decades of retirement. Even the many vital men and women past age 65, or even 55, who want or need paid jobs are regarded as "too old" to work. Lives have changed, but social structures have not caught up. There is a lag or mismatch between lives and structures. What are the detrimental consequences of this structural lag for individuals and society at large? How do structures change, and how can they be changed to enhance lives at every age? What alternative structures would lessen the burdens of middle age, prepare children for the complexities of the real world, and provide opportunities for productivity, independence, and esteem for older people? Seeking answers to such questions, the twelve chapters in this book bring powerful insights to bear on structural lag from sociology and psychology; and they draw upon history, anthropology, and economics to disclose new perspectives on the past and the present, and new hope for the future. While special attention is paid to structures affecting the old, issues relating to all ages are explored in respect to work, family, education, retirement, and other domains of social life. This is a powerful book, revolutionary in its conceptions and implications, calling for structural changes in society; a new mix of work, family, and leisure. Opening a critical but neglected area, it is the first book publication of a long-range Program on Age and Structural Change (PASC) directed by Matilda White Riley at the National Institute on Aging and involving an international network of scholars. Timely, authoritative, and the only book to offer a comprehensive treatment of this increasingly important social problem, Age and Structural Lag is a valuable resource for psychologists, sociologists, and those interested in human development and aging; for those in professional practice and in policy, both public and private; and for sophisticated readers concerned with major issues of everyday life
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DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HN59.2
LC item number
.A34 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1911-2004
  • 1918-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Riley, Matilda White
  • Kahn, Robert L.
  • Foner, Anne
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social change
  • Social structure
  • Aging
  • Age and employment
  • Changement social
  • Structure sociale
  • Vieillissement
  • Âge et travail
  • Travail et famille
  • Age and employment
  • Aging
  • Social change
  • Social structure
  • Leeftijdsgroepen
  • Sociale structuur
  • Sociale verandering
  • Alter
  • Sozialer Wandel
  • Aufsatzsammlung
  • United States
  • USA
Label
Age and structural lag : society's failure to provide meaningful opportunities in work, family, and leisure, edited by Matilda White Riley, Robert L. Kahn, Anne Foner ; editorial associate, Karin A. Mack
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Publication
Note
"A Wiley-Interscience Publication."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Democratization of unstructured time in western societies : a historical overview
  • Andrejs Plakans
  • Family change and historical change : an uneasy relationship
  • Tamara K. Hareven
  • Women, work and family : a sociological perspective on changing roles
  • Phyllis Moen
  • Education and the economic transformation of nineteenth-century America
  • Maris A. Vinovskis
  • Old age and age integration : an anthropological perspective
  • Jennie Keith
  • Structural lag : past and future
  • Realizing the potential : some examples
  • William McNaught
  • Changing policy signals
  • Richard V. Burkhauser and Joseph F. Quinn
  • Endnote : the reach of an idea
  • Anne Foner
  • Matilda White Riley and John W. Riley, Jr.
  • Opportunities, aspirations, and goodness of fit
  • Robert L. Kahn
  • Social structure and age-based careers
  • John C. Henretta
  • Work and retirement : a comparative perspective
  • Martin Kohli
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 290 pages
Isbn
9780471016786
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
93046344
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29600834
  • (OCoLC)ocm29600834
Label
Age and structural lag : society's failure to provide meaningful opportunities in work, family, and leisure, edited by Matilda White Riley, Robert L. Kahn, Anne Foner ; editorial associate, Karin A. Mack
Publication
Note
"A Wiley-Interscience Publication."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Democratization of unstructured time in western societies : a historical overview
  • Andrejs Plakans
  • Family change and historical change : an uneasy relationship
  • Tamara K. Hareven
  • Women, work and family : a sociological perspective on changing roles
  • Phyllis Moen
  • Education and the economic transformation of nineteenth-century America
  • Maris A. Vinovskis
  • Old age and age integration : an anthropological perspective
  • Jennie Keith
  • Structural lag : past and future
  • Realizing the potential : some examples
  • William McNaught
  • Changing policy signals
  • Richard V. Burkhauser and Joseph F. Quinn
  • Endnote : the reach of an idea
  • Anne Foner
  • Matilda White Riley and John W. Riley, Jr.
  • Opportunities, aspirations, and goodness of fit
  • Robert L. Kahn
  • Social structure and age-based careers
  • John C. Henretta
  • Work and retirement : a comparative perspective
  • Martin Kohli
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 290 pages
Isbn
9780471016786
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
93046344
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29600834
  • (OCoLC)ocm29600834

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