Social Sciences

Special Issue

Gerontological Social Work

  • Submission Deadline: Aug. 20, 2018
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Emre Birinci
About This Special Issue
The global population aged 60 years or over numbered 962 million in 2017, more than twice as large as in 1980 when there were 382 million older persons worldwide. The number of older persons is expected to double again by 2050, when it is projected to reach nearly 2.1 billion. The world’s population is ageing older persons are increasing in number and make up a growing share of the population in virtually every country, with implications for nearly all sectors of society, including labour and financial markets, the demand for goods and services such as housing, transportation and social protection, as well as family structures and inter-generational ties. There have been political, policy, economic, social, and cultural trends and events that have highlighted the enormous amount of work there is to do to create societies where people live safely and securely, in good health, with robust social and economic supports, and have the opportunity to experience a “good old age”. In the field of gerontological social work, we continue to face challenges in helping older adults and their families to meet their needs, goals, and to age well.

The Special Issue accepts manuscripts on a broad range of issues such as social and economic justice, health and wellness, productivity and engagement, informal and formal care, supports and services, safety and abuse, social networks, marginalized and minority populations, neighborhoods and housing, and other topics related to aging and social work.

Aims and Scope

1. Growth of population aging
2. Mortality at old ages
3. Changes of family support system
4. Successful aging
5. Aging-friendly city
6. Economics of aging
Lead Guest Editor
  • Emre Birinci

    Department of Health Care Services / Yunus Emre Health Services Vocational School, Anadolu University, Eskişehir, Turkey

Guest Editors
  • Adriana Aldana

    Department of Social Work, California State University, California, United States

  • Susan W. Oliver

    Department of Social Work, Andrews University, Michigan, United States

  • Audra Eggum

    Department of Social Work, University of Wisconsin- Oshkosh, Oshkosh, United States

  • Stefan Pohlmann

    Department of Social Work, Munich University of Applied Sciences, Munich, Germany

  • Tracey Hinds

    Department of Social Work, Methodist University, Fayetteville, United States

  • Gerhard J. Schwab

    Department of Social Work, University of Guam, Guam, United States

  • Jonas Christensen

    Department of Social Work, Malmö University, Malmö, Sweden

  • Jeffrey Shook

    Department of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, United States

  • Stéphane Richard

    Department of Social Work, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Canada

  • Ural Salimovich Vildanov

    Department of Social Work, Bashkır State University, Ufa, Russian Federation

Published Articles
  • Study on the Demand of Aging Service for the Residents in Shenyang

    Xu Jingsi , Pang Ziyue , Ke Hongbo , Li Qingtang

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 5-1, October 2018
    Pages: 1-6
    Received: Mar. 24, 2018
    Accepted: Mar. 28, 2018
    Published: Aug. 08, 2018
    DOI: 10.11648/
    Abstract: At present, the aging phenomenon in our country is getting worse day by day. The situation in Shenyang is not optimistic either. According to the latest report from Shenyang Statistical Bureau, by November 2016, the total population of permanent residents in Shenyang had reached 7.314 million. Among them, the number of registered permanent resident... Show More