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Precarity and Ageing: Understanding Insecurity and Risk in Later Life

Amanda Grenier, Chris Phillipson, and Richard A. Settersten Jr

Abstract

This book examines some of the challenges facing older people, given a context of rising life expectancy, cuts to the welfare state, and widening economic and social inequalities. It explores precarity and ageing from a range of disciplinary backgrounds, critical perspectives, and contexts. Although cultural representations and policy discourses depict older people as a group healthier and more prosperous than ever, many older people experience ageing amid insecurities that emerge in later life or are carried forward as a consequence of earlier disadvantage. The collection of chapters develops ... More

Keywords: Insecurities, Risks, Austerity, Vulnerability, Care, Transitions, Life course, Disadvantage, Inequality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781447340850
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447340850.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Amanda Grenier, editor
University of Toronto

Chris Phillipson, editor
University of Manchester

Richard A. Settersten Jr, editor
Oregon State University

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Contents

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1 Precarity and ageing: new perspectives for social gerontology

Amanda Grenier, Chris Phillipson and Richard A. Settersten Jr

Part I Life course perspectives on precarity

Part II Precarity across situations

6 Precarity, migration and ageing

Karen Kobayashi and Mushira Mohsin Khan

Part III Austerity, care and social responses to precarity

11 Conclusion: Precarity and ageing in the 21st century

Chris Phillipson, Amanda Grenier and Richard A. Settersten Jr

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