- Social gerontology is an academic discipline focusing on the social, economic and cultural aspects of ageing that affect the well-being of older persons.
- It is based on a multidisciplinary approach in understanding the psycho-social processes of growing older and the socio-economic impact of ageing on older persons, family and society.
- Research and development in this field contribute towards social policies and programmes in managing ageing population including long-term care, social security, social support, intergenerational relations and exchange, work and retirement, social inequality, gender and ageing, the stereotypes of old age and end of life issues.
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