Research Handbook on Law, Society and Ageing


Research Handbook on Law, Society and Ageing

9781803925288 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Sue Westwood, Senior Lecturer, York Law School, University of York, UK and Nancy J. Knauer, Professor of Law Emeritus, Temple University, Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
Publication Date: August 2024 ISBN: 978 1 80392 528 8 Extent: c 520 pp
In an era where the population is rapidly ageing, this timely Research Handbook addresses the wide-ranging social and legal issues concerning older people.

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The Editors of the volume, together with expert contributors from Australasia, Canada, Europe, UK, US, and elsewhere, adopt an interdisciplinary approach to the study of law, society and ageing to improve understanding on key issues in these fields. Organised thematically, chapters examine issues such as law, ageing and human rights; specialist legal services for older people; work and pensions; access to justice; health and wellbeing; care and support. Written in an accessible style, the Research Handbook on Law, Society and Ageing recognises diversity amongst older people and their various social contexts, showcasing debates on how these complexities should be addressed.

Broad in scope and including contributions from a wide range of social, legal, gerontological, health, social welfare and social work disciplines, this Research Handbook is invaluable for scholars and practitioners in law, health, and social care. Activists and those interested in advocating for the rights of older people will also find the wide-ranging topics to be highly informative.
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‘This Handbook inspires you to research, debate, critically evaluate, challenge and work to improve the ageing experience within society and the legal context. Drawing upon an impressive range of evidence and testimonials, and the work of eminent scholars in their respective fields from across the globe, this book is an invaluable resource for students, researchers and legislators.’
– Maria Evandrou, University of Southampton, UK
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