alexa The Research Committee on the Sociology of Ageing

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The Research Committee on the Sociology of Ageing

RC-11 has its origins in the 1974 VIIIth ISA World Congress in Toronto, Canada, when the Council of the International Sociological Association to organize a program on the ‘Sociology of Aging’. The purpose of the Research Committee on Sociology of aging of the International Sociological Association is to encourage research of high quality on aging within and between countries. The Research Committee on Aging (RC 11) is one of 55 Research Committees of the International Sociological Association. The purpose of the Research Committee on Ageing is to encourage research of high quality on ageing within and between countries. The meeting on "Old Age and Public Social Policies" was under the auspices and with the backing of the Maison of Sciences de l'Home, in Paris. There were around 40 researchers coming from the USA, Canada, France, UK, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, and Switzerland. It was co-organized in agreement with Executive of the International Conference of Gerontology. While RC 11 develops its own programme of activities and scholarly presentations at meetings of the ISA and at special Inter-Congress meetings, it also cooperates with other RCs in related regions, such as RC10 (Social Participation), RC13 (Leisure), RC15 (Health), RC19 (Social Policy), RC30 (Work), and RC55 (Social Indicators). The current RC 11 Bylaws Amendments were approved on 26th July 2006 at the RC11 Business Meeting, which took place during the XVIth ISA World Congress in Durban, South Africa. Membership in the board is open to all members of national sociological societies, members of analysis institutes affiliated with the ISA, analysis oriented members of national and international organizations on aging, as well as free agent individual scholars who have exhibit interest in the area through teaching or research activities.

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