…this timely book provides such an understanding for Malta and offers important insights for anyone interested in advancing effective policy on ageing – in Europe and beyond.
Isabella Aboderin, Head, Program on Aging and Development, African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), Nairobi, Kenya & Associate Professor of Gerontology, Centre for Research on Ageing, University of Southampton, UK.
A fascinating and much-needed analysis of ageing in Malta, Formosa’s nuanced approach to ageing and social policies demonstrates a sensitivity to inequalities over the life course and in old age…
Toni Calasanti, Professor, Department of Sociology, Virginia Tech, USA.
…Formosa makes a compelling case for a reorientation of ageing policy and practice to better meet the needs of an increasingly diverse older population, not only in Malta but in other western nations.
Thomas Scharf, Professor of Social Gerontology and Director of the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, NUI Galway, Ireland.
Marvin Formosa Ph.D. is Coordinator of the Gerontology Unit, Faculty for Social Wellbeing, University of Malta, and Director of the International Institute on Ageing (United Nations – Malta). Other publications include Lifelong Learning in Later Life (with Brian Findsen), Social Class in Later Life (with Paul Higgs), and Population Ageing in Malta (with Charles Scerri).
Ageing and Later Life in Malta: Issues, Policies and Future Trends reflects the breadth of research on ageing studies in Malta. This book appeals to social scientists, health professionals, and policy makers. The focus on ageing and policy issues make this book a timely and important contribution to the growing debates on quality of life in later years.