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A World Growing Old

By Jeremy Seabrook  

A World Growing Old
  • Paperback / softback

Distinguished author and journalist Jeremy Seabrook examines the real implications of the global aging phenomenon. In A World Growing Old he challenges our preconceptions about how aging should be tackled. Seabrook argues that the accumulated skills and experience of the elderly should be employed to enrich society, rather than perceived as a “burden.” He makes a passionate case for a radical rethinking of our attitude to population issues, migration, social structures, and employment policy. This lively and readable book illustrates that the reintegration of the elderly into societies worldwide is vital for our survival.

  • Paperback / softback, 200 pages
  • ISBN 9781896357843
  • Published December 2003


Jeremy Seabrook [has] a preacher’s talent for prophesy and a capacity for righteous indignation reminiscent of George Orwell.

The Guardian

Table of Contents

Introduction Responses to Ageing
Chapter 1 Issues on Ageing
Chapter 2 Ageing and Development
Chapter 3 Widowhood
Chapter 4 An Ageing World: Relations Between North and South
Chapter 5 Active Ageing
Chapter 6 Conclusion

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