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An Aging Population

An Aging Population

by Charles P. Cozic

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Gr 8 UpEconomic burdens, social security, Medicare, quality of life, the outlook for retirees, Alzheimer's disease, and age bias are among the topics debated here. An introduction tells of the mixed backgrounds of the people whose points of view have been included in the essays, and emphasizes that both professional and lay opinions need to be sought when seriously considering the ramifications of these issues. Chapter prefaces set out the basic facts of each situation under discussion. Brief summaries of each author's thoughts and credentials are presented, along with three questions to keep in mind while reading. Periodical bibliographies are appended to each chapter. The book closes with a section of questions for further discussion and a lengthy, annotated list of organizations to contact for further information.Marilyn Fairbanks, East Junior High, Brockton, MA
Selected readings, with brief introductions and study questions, present a range of opinions on the questions of how an aging population will affect America, whether entitlement programs for seniors should be reformed, what quality of life older Americans face, what type of health care the elderly should receive, and how society views aging and the elderly. Paper edition (unseen), $14.44. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Greenhaven Publishing
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Opposing Viewpoints Series
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5.67(w) x 8.82(h) x 0.70(d)

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