Law and Aging

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Law and aging is a new and developing field of knowledge. It is both multi- and interdisciplinary by nature. It combines theoretical and practical knowledge from the fields of law, gerontology, and geriatrics. It focuses not only on legal interests of older persons and their family members, but also on substantive legal issues, which are of importance in old age (e.g., guardianship, social security, or health law). As described in this article, law and aging is a rich and diverse field, which has novel elements in both international law as well as municipal and local law.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780080970875
ISBN (Print)9780080970868
StatePublished - 26 Mar 2015

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  • Aging
  • Elderly: senior citizens
  • Geriatric jurisprudence
  • Geriatrics
  • Gerontology
  • Human rights
  • Jurisprudential gerontology
  • Law

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences

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