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Measuring, Understanding and Improving Wellbeing Among Older People

Editors: Awaworyi Churchill, Sefa, Farrell, Lisa, Appau, Samuelson (Eds.)

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  • Applies diverse methods to analysing wellbeing in older people
  • Addresses how wellbeing is measured
  • Examines different determinants of wellbeing in older people
  • Focuses on aged care and retirement
  • Explains the difference between subjective wellbeing and quality of life
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About this book

How can we be happier, healthier and more satisfied in life? This edited collection examines various dimensions of wellbeing among older people, including its measurement; social, environmental and economic determinants; and how research can be translated into policy to improve quality of life for older people. 

With an increasingly ageing population across countries and an increasing population of older adults, there is growing interest in improving older people’s ability to live healthily and happily. With a focus on retirement and aged care, this book is important reading for those interested in Welfare Economics, Health Economics and Development.

About the authors

Sefa Awaworyi Churchill is an Associate Professor and Principal Research Fellow with the School of Economics, Finance & Marketing at RMIT University, Australia. He holds a PhD in Economics from Monash University. His inter- disciplinary research focuses on development economics, addictive behavior, ethnic diversity, wellbeing, and other issues related to sociology, health and economics. He has experience working on consultancy projects for various policy agencies and international development organizations.

Lisa Farrell is Professor and Deputy Dean (Research and Innovation) in the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing at RMIT University, Australia. Her research field is in the area of applied microeconomics, with a particular focus on important contemporary social issues such as subjective wellbeing, decision making under uncertainty and lifestyle choice behaviours. 

Samuelson Appau is Lecturer in Marketing in the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing at RMIT University, Australia. His research focuses on how factors such as poverty, religion and social processes and structures impact consumer wellbeing.

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“This book uses diverse methods in a range of different contexts to research a pressing problem of our time – how to support the wellbeing of the elderly. It is essential reading for anyone working in this field.” 
-- Paul Dalziel, Professor of Economics, Lincoln University, New Zealand.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Wellbeing Among Older People: An Introduction

    Pages 1-13

    Appau, Samuelson (et al.)

  • Empowering the Independence of Older People with Everyday Technologies

    Pages 15-39

    Franco, Paolo

  • Investigating the Relationship Between Housing Insecurity and Wellbeing

    Pages 41-73

    Elkins, Meg (et al.)

  • Social Support and Wellbeing Among Older Australians

    Pages 75-96

    Appau, Samuelson (et al.)

  • Gambling and Subjective Wellbeing of Older Australians

    Pages 97-116

    Awaworyi Churchill, Sefa (et al.)

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Hardcover 114,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-981-15-2352-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Measuring, Understanding and Improving Wellbeing Among Older People
Editors
  • Sefa Awaworyi Churchill
  • Lisa Farrell
  • Samuelson Appau
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-2353-3
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-2353-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-2352-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 303
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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