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Gerontological Social Work
Lead Guest Editor:
Emre Birinci
Department of Health Care Services / Yunus Emre Health Services Vocational School, Anadolu University, Eskişehir, Turkey
Guest Editors
Adriana Aldana
Department of Social Work, California State University
California, USA
Susan W. Oliver
Department of Social Work, Andrews University
Michigan, USA
Audra Eggum
Department of Social Work, University of Wisconsin- Oshkosh
Oshkosh, USA
Stefan Pohlmann
Department of Social Work, Munich University of Applied Sciences
Munich, Germany
Tracey Hinds
Department of Social Work, Methodist University
Fayetteville, USA
Ural Salimovich Vildanov
Department of Social Work, Bashkır State University
Ufa, Russia
Gerhard J. Schwab
Department of Social Work, University of Guam
Guam, USA
Jonas Christensen
Department of Social Work, Malmö University
Malmö, Sweden
Jeffrey Shook
Department of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, USA
Stéphane Richard
Department of Social Work, Laurentian University
Sudbury, Canada
Paper List
Authors: Xu Jingsi, Pang Ziyue, Ke Hongbo, Li Qingtang
Pages: 1-6 Published Online: Aug. 8, 2018
DOI: 10.11648/
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The global population aged 60 years or over numbered 962 million in 2017, more than twice as large as in 1980 when there were 382 million older persons worldwide. The number of older persons is expected to double again by 2050, when it is projected to reach nearly 2.1 billion. The world’s population is ageing older persons are increasing in number and make up a growing share of the population in virtually every country, with implications for nearly all sectors of society, including labour and financial markets, the demand for goods and services such as housing, transportation and social protection, as well as family structures and inter-generational ties. There have been political, policy, economic, social, and cultural trends and events that have highlighted the enormous amount of work there is to do to create societies where people live safely and securely, in good health, with robust social and economic supports, and have the opportunity to experience a “good old age”. In the field of gerontological social work, we continue to face challenges in helping older adults and their families to meet their needs, goals, and to age well.

The Special Issue accepts manuscripts on a broad range of issues such as social and economic justice, health and wellness, productivity and engagement, informal and formal care, supports and services, safety and abuse, social networks, marginalized and minority populations, neighborhoods and housing, and other topics related to aging and social work.

Aims and Scope

1. Growth of population aging
2. Mortality at old ages
3. Changes of family support system
4. Successful aging
5. Aging-friendly city
6. Economics of aging
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