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The end game : how inequality shapes our final years / Corey M. Abramson.

By: Abramson, Corey M, 1980- [author.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2015Description: 1 online resource (244 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780674286801; 0674286804.Subject(s): Older people -- United States -- Social conditions | Aging -- Social aspects -- United States | Ageism -- United States | Discrimination -- United StatesAdditional physical formats: Print version:: End gameDDC classification: 305.260973 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
“Old Is a Different Animal Altogether”: The Shared Predicaments of the End Game -- The Uneven Playing Field: Disparate Contexts and Resources in Old Age -- Game-Day Strategies: How Prior Experiences Shape Cultural Strategies in the Present -- Team Dynamics: The Meanings of Social Ties -- Conclusion: How Inequality Shapes Our Final Years.
Summary: "Senior citizens face a gauntlet of physical, psychological, and social hurdles. But do disadvantages accumulated over a lifetime make the final years especially difficult for some people? Or does the quality of life among poor and affluent seniors converge? Corey Abramson investigates whether lifelong inequality structures the lives of the elderly" - publisher's description.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Text in English.

“Old Is a Different Animal Altogether”: The Shared Predicaments of the End Game -- The Uneven Playing Field: Disparate Contexts and Resources in Old Age -- Game-Day Strategies: How Prior Experiences Shape Cultural Strategies in the Present -- Team Dynamics: The Meanings of Social Ties -- Conclusion: How Inequality Shapes Our Final Years.

"Senior citizens face a gauntlet of physical, psychological, and social hurdles. But do disadvantages accumulated over a lifetime make the final years especially difficult for some people? Or does the quality of life among poor and affluent seniors converge? Corey Abramson investigates whether lifelong inequality structures the lives of the elderly" - publisher's description.

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