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Older People in Law and Society

Jonathan Herring


This book examines the legal rights and responsibilities of older people. Although the focus is particularly on the legal issues surrounding old age it draws extensively on the gerentological, philosophical, sociological, and medical literature surrounding the subject. The book examines the key issues surrounding ageing and law: ageism and age discrimination; mental capacity; care and older people; elder abuse; pensions and benefits for older people; grandparents; the health care of older people; and inheritance issues. These issues raise complex social and legal issues. The book highlights th ... More

Keywords: older people, ageing, pensions, mental capacity, care, grandparents, ageism, age discrimination, abuse, gerontology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199229024
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229024.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan Herring, author
Fellow in Law at Exeter College, University of Oxford.
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