A Fresh Map of Life: The Emergence of the Third Age

Voorkant
Harvard University Press, 1991 - 213 pagina's
The prospect of spending long years in reasonable health and scarcely impaired activity, far beyond the convenient landmark of retirement, has already become the norm--without anybody really noticing it, let alone appreciating the implications. In this highly original and perhaps controversial book, Peter Laslett urges us to plan ahead for personal enrichment--before retirement and before the children leave home--before we reach the Third Age.
 

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A New Division of the Life Course
1
How Long Can Anyone Go On Living?
8
The Age of Britain as a Country
24
The Age of the Present British Population
38
The Rectangular Survival Curve and the Secular Shift in Ageing
56
The Emergence of the Third Age
77
Hostile and Demeaning Descriptions of the Elderly
96
The Insufficiency of the Family Groupin the Past and in the Present
107
Kin and Collectivity in Support of the Old
122
The General Theory of the Third Age
140
The Obsolescence of the Educational System and the University of the Third Age
159
Employment and the Frontier Between the Second Age and the Third
180
The Responsibilities of Older British People
196
Bibliography
204
Index
211
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