Women Come of Age: Perspectives on the Lives of Older Women

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Title: Women Come of Age: Perspectives on the Lives of Older Women
Author: -
ISBN10: 0340552611
ISBN13: 978-0340552612
Publisher: CRC Press; 1 edition (April 1, 1993)
Language: English
Subcategory: Medicine & Health Sciences
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Pages: 256 pages
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In late twentieth century Britain ageing and old age is very much an issue for, and about, older women. Older women are survivors. They account for 58 per cent of people over the age of 60, 67 per cent of those over 75 and 80 per cent of those surviving to 90 and beyond. Yet to date very little material has been written about what it means to be an older woman in today's society.Women Come of Age provides a comprehensive review of this subject, and by drawing on both feminist and life course perspectives, the contributors explore key issues such as work and poverty, health, friendship and sexuality, giving and receiving care, housing and leisure. They raise some challenging questions and suggest strategies for policy, provision and practice.