Disability & Aging: International Perspectives

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Katie Aubrecht
Tamara Krawchenko


disability, aging, interdisciplinary, international, social policy, population aging, lifecourse perspective


This issue of RDS features eight original articles and art which analyze how disability and aging appear in research, policy and everyday life. Contributors to this international collection use interdisciplinary perspectives to explore the complex relationship between disability and aging, and challenge disability and age related myths and misconceptions.

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