This up-to-date book reflects the breadth of research into gerontology and analyzes the major themes and issues in the area of aging and social policy, in both an Australian context and from an international perspective. Topics discussed include unemployment, education and housing. Also considered are the influence of multiculturalism and the specific structural disadvantages faced by women and Aboriginal Australians. Essential reading for students and policymakers in sociology, social and public policy, gerontology and public health.
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