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Riley, Matilda White 1911-

Overview
Works: 67 works in 317 publications in 2 languages and 7,276 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Biography  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: HQ1061, 301.435
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Most widely held works about Matilda White Riley
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Most widely held works by Matilda White Riley
Aging and society by Matilda White Riley( Book )

20 editions published between 1968 and 1973 in English and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociological research by Matilda White Riley( Book )

41 editions published between 1962 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aging from birth to death( Book )

5 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociological traditions from generation to generation : glimpses of the American experience( Book )

10 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Age and structural lag : society's failure to provide meaningful opportunities in work, family, and leisure by Matilda White Riley( Book )

10 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In twentieth-century industrial societies most of us live longer and healthier lives than ever before in history. Yet the social structures and institutions that provide opportunities for our lives are still marked by age constraints that were appropriate a century ago. Education is still primarily reserved for the young; work and family responsibilities are crowded into the middle years; while leisure and free time are allocated to the added decades of retirement. Even the many vital men and women past age 65, or even 55, who want or need paid jobs are regarded as "too old" to work. Lives have changed, but social structures have not caught up. There is a lag or mismatch between lives and structures. What are the detrimental consequences of this structural lag for individuals and society at large? How do structures change, and how can they be changed to enhance lives at every age? What alternative structures would lessen the burdens of middle age, prepare children for the complexities of the real world, and provide opportunities for productivity, independence, and esteem for older people? Seeking answers to such questions, the twelve chapters in this book bring powerful insights to bear on structural lag from sociology and psychology; and they draw upon history, anthropology, and economics to disclose new perspectives on the past and the present, and new hope for the future. While special attention is paid to structures affecting the old, issues relating to all ages are explored in respect to work, family, education, retirement, and other domains of social life. This is a powerful book, revolutionary in its conceptions and implications, calling for structural changes in society; a new mix of work, family, and leisure. Opening a critical but neglected area, it is the first book publication of a long-range Program on Age and Structural Change (PASC) directed by Matilda White Riley at the National Institute on Aging and involving an international network of scholars. Timely, authoritative, and the only book to offer a comprehensive treatment of this increasingly important social problem, Age and Structural Lag is a valuable resource for psychologists, sociologists, and those interested in human development and aging; for those in professional practice and in policy, both public and private; and for sophisticated readers concerned with major issues of everyday life
The Quality of aging : strategies for interventions( Book )

11 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

AIDS in an aging society : what we need to know( Book )

7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aging in society : selected reviews of recent research( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociological observation : a strategy for new social knowledge by Matilda White Riley( Book )

13 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social change and the life course( Book )

in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociological studies in scale analysis; applications, theory, procedures by Matilda White Riley( Book )

17 editions published between 1954 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aging dimension( Book )

9 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociological lives by Matilda White Riley( Book )

13 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social change and the life course by Matilda White Riley( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social structures & human lives( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aging from birth to death : interdisciplinary perspectives by Matilda White Riley( Book )

14 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aging and society by Matilda White Riley( Book )

13 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aging and society by Matilda White Riley( Book )

15 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aging and society by Matilda White Riley( Book )

12 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mei guo she hui xue chuan tong by Dun Mo( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in Chinese and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Sociological traditions from generation to generation : glimpses of the American experience
Alternative Names
Matilda White Riley American gerontologist

Matilda White Riley Amerikaans sociologe (1911-2004)

Matilda White Riley Gerontologist

Matilda White Riley US-amerikanische Soziologin

Riley, M. W. 1911-2004

Riley, Matilda W.

Riley, Matilda White 1911-2004

White, Matilda R. 1911-2004

White Riley, Mathilda 1911-2004

White Riley, Matilda

White Riley, Matilda 1911-2004

Languages
English (224)

Chinese (3)

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Age and structural lag : society's failure to provide meaningful opportunities in work, family, and leisure