Ageing, Older Adults, and Later Life

Part of the International Issues in Adult Education book series (ADUL, volume 7)


This chapter sets the background context to the field of older adult learning. It offers a concise introduction to the key characteristics surrounding the study of ageing, older adults, and later life. First, we consider the impact of demographic changes during the twentieth century on the national and international population structures. However, ageing is more than simply a demographic phenomenon, and short overviews of its social, biological, and psychological components are also discussed.


Adult Learning Respite Care Domiciliary Care Retirement Transition Ageing Life 
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© Sense Publishers 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of WaikatoNew Zealand
  2. 2.University of MaltaMalta

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