(noun) The specialized subfield of gerontology that studies the social aspects of aging.
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How to Cite the Definition of Social Gerontology
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “social gerontology.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 12, 2018 (https://sociologydictionary.org/social-gerontology/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
social gerontology. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/social-gerontology/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “social gerontology.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 12, 2018. https://sociologydictionary.org/social-gerontology/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“social gerontology.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 12 Dec. 2018. <https://sociologydictionary.org/social-gerontology/>.