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Precarity and Ageing: Understanding Insecurity and Risk in Later Life

Amanda Grenier, Chris Phillipson, and Richard A. Settersten Jr (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447340850
eISBN:
9781447340904
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447340850.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

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 ... More


Precarity and ageing: new perspectives for social gerontology

Amanda Grenier, Chris Phillipson, and Richard A. Settersten

in Precarity and Ageing: Understanding Insecurity and Risk in Later Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447340850
eISBN:
9781447340904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447340850.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

The chapter sets the foundation for the exploration of precarity and aging from a range of disciplinary backgrounds, critical perspectives, and contexts. It begins by outlining the concept of ... More


Conclusion: Precarity and ageing in the 21st century

Chris Phillipson, Amanda Grenier, and Richard A. Settersten

in Precarity and Ageing: Understanding Insecurity and Risk in Later Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447340850
eISBN:
9781447340904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447340850.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

The chapter summarises the importance of ideas associated with precarity and precariousness for understanding later life. The discussion is framed within the context of the development of critical ... More


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