Aging and the Social Sciences: Progress and Prospects


Book Section

© 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. The purpose of this is to highlight recent advances in social science research on aging and identify high priority topics for future research. It is organized into four sections. The first section reviews theoretical and conceptual developments in the field; the second provides an update of advances in data, methods, and statistical techniques that have become central in aging research. The third and longest section reviews three thematic topics that have emerged as cutting-edge issues in social research on aging and the life course. In the concluding section, we briefly comment upon the broader issue of how aging research contributes to major issues and assumptions in the social sciences.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • George, LK; Ferraro, KF

Published Date

  • September 8, 2015

Book Title

  • Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences: Eighth Edition

Start / End Page

  • 3 - 22

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9780124172357

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/B978-0-12-417235-7.00001-9

Citation Source

  • Scopus