Aging in Twentieth-Century Britain

Charlotte Greenhalgh

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As today’s baby boomers reach retirement and old age, this timely study looks back at the first generation who aged in the British welfare state. Using innovative research methods, Charlotte Greenhalgh sheds light on the experiences of elderly people in twentieth-century Britain. She adds further insights from the interviews and photographs of celebrated social scientists such as Peter Townsend, whose work helped transform care of the aged. A comprehensive and sensitive examination of the creative pursuits, family relations, work lives, health, and living conditions of the elderly, B charts the determined efforts of aging Britons to shape public understandings of old age in the modern era.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOakland CA USA
PublisherUniversity of California Press
Number of pages262
ISBN (Electronic)9780520970809
ISBN (Print)9780520298781 , 9780520298798
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameBerkeley Series in British Studies

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