Aging, Society, and the Life Course 6/e


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Suzanne R. Kunkel,Richard Settersten Jr
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Aging, Society, and the Life Course Studying Aging Topical Essay: Is Happiness Related to Age? Chelsea Goldstein Aging by the Numbers Topical Essay: LGBTQ Aging Corine Tyler Age and the Life Course Topical Essay: Is Age Just a Number? Senjooti Roy and Sara E. Stemen Aging and the Family Topical Essay: Seeking Love, Intimacy, and Sex in Later Life Elizabeth Bayler Levaro Work and Retirement Topical Esay: iElders Corine Tyler Economics of Aging Topical Essay: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall? Cosmetics, Aesthetics, and Aging Senjooti Roy Aging and Health: Individuals, Systems, and Policies Topical Essay: Older Adults as Survivors of Crime and as Criminals Leah Janssen Politics, Civic Engagement and Aging in America Topical Essay: Volunteering Isn't Just Good for Society, It's Good for Our Health Dawn C. Carr Global Aging The Dynamics of Aging in Our Future
Suzanne Kunkel, PhD, is University Distinguished Professor of Gerontology and Executive Director of the Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University. Her research is broadly focused on the social determinants of health, including the system of programs and services designed to support older adults in their goals to remain healthy, active, and engaged in their communities for as long as they choose. She has been supported by more than $7.5 million in external research funding to assess the implementation and effectiveness of these programs, including innovations such as consumer self-direction and dementia-friendly communities, and the role of cross-sectoral organizational partnerships in enhancing population health. Dr. Kunkel has published widely on the results of these projects, and on gerontology education. With Frank Whittington and Kate de Medeiros, she authored the second edition of Global Aging: Comparative Perspectives on Aging and the Life Course, a Springer textbook released in 2020. Kunkel is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) and the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE); she has served as President of AGHE, and Treasurer of GSA. She is the recipient of the Clark Tibbitts Award for contributions to the advancement of gerontology as a field of study. Richard A. Settersten, Jr., Ph.D.,is Barbara Knudson Endowed Chair and Professor of Human Development and Family Sciences at Oregon State University, where he is also Head of the School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences and the founding director of the Hallie Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families. He has played leadership roles in the American Sociological Association and the Gerontological Society of America and has received numerous awards for his interdisciplinary research, teaching, and service. A graduate of Northwestern University, Settersten's training and expertise in aging and the life course extends across multiple life phases and disciplines. He is author or editor of many scientific articles and books, including Living on the Edge, Precarity and Ageing, Long-Term Outcomes of Military Service, Handbook of Theories of Aging, Not Quite Adults, Handbook of Sociology of Aging, and On the Frontier of Adulthood, as well as issues of Advances in Life Course Research, Research on Aging, Research in Human Development, and Public Policy and Aging Report. His research has been supported by divisions of the National Institutes of Health, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the Spencer Foundation.

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