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Gender and Aging
A literature review on gender and aging.
# 134752 | 1,250 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Aging (Gender) , Gender and Sexuality (Gender Studies)

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This review of literature starts from basic sociological studies and statistical analyses, such as those provided by Public Health Canada, Census Canada and the World Health Organization, and moves on to cross-cultural studies. Further literature under review includes work that aims to reconsider the stability of categories such as 'gender' or the 'elderly'. Ultimately, this particular literature review indicates the need to move in a direction of study which aims not only to reiterate the ever-changing status quo, but to understand the links and interrelationships that give rise to it.

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"As a topic of interest to pursue in this literature review, and for the remainder of my research in this course, the relationship between gender and aging might seem deceptively straightforward. We all hold, consciously or not, a number of assumptions and stereotypes about gender and its relationship to aging, and about aging more generally. The vague impressions we take as fact are probably influenced and determined, to a great extent, by half-truths gleaned in part from solid research, but also too often from hearsay. As a specific starting point for my review of the relevant literature I was working from a general impression that, within an aging population, women are more likely than men to experience..."

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