New Directions in Old-Age Policies [NOOK Book]

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This book explores the changed political environment in the United States and what it means for the policies and programs benefiting the elderly and their families. It includes chapters written by distinguished contributors, such as Fernando Torres-Gil, Assistant Secretary for Aging, Clinton Administration, and discusses specific, realistic policy options for the future. New Directions in Old-Age Policies suggests that old-age policy in the changed political environment is a paradox of competing agendas: ...
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New Directions in Old-Age Policies

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Overview

This book explores the changed political environment in the United States and what it means for the policies and programs benefiting the elderly and their families. It includes chapters written by distinguished contributors, such as Fernando Torres-Gil, Assistant Secretary for Aging, Clinton Administration, and discusses specific, realistic policy options for the future. New Directions in Old-Age Policies suggests that old-age policy in the changed political environment is a paradox of competing agendas: individual versus fiscal responsibility in policy choices, doing more for the elderly and their families with fewer public resources, and prioritizing the status quo or change in policy decisions for the elderly.
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Comprises 13 contributions that explore the changed political environment in the US and what it means for the policies and programs benefitting the elderly and their families. Chapter topics include the 1995 White House conference on aging, old age interest groups in the 1990s, the plight of older women, and the paradox of old-age policy in a changed political environment. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781438421056
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 9/30/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 654 KB

Table of Contents

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Ch. 1 Introduction: The Political Environment and the New Face of Aging Policy 1
I Distinct Policy Domains: A Fresh Look at Old-Age Policies
Ch. 2 Health Care Policies and Older Americans 13
Ch. 3 Economic Security: Strengthening Social Security 37
Ch. 4 Housing and Supportive Services for the Elderly: Intergenerational Perspectives and Options 51
II Politics and Aging Policy
Ch. 5 Policy, Politics, Aging: Crossroads in the 1990s 75
Ch. 6 The 1995 White House Conference on Aging: A Tradition Confronts a Revolution 89
Ch. 7 The Changing Political Activism Patterns of Older Americans: "Don't Throw the Dirt Over Us Yet" 111
Ch. 8 Old Age Interest Groups in the 1990s: Coalitions, Competition, and Strategy 131
Ch. 9 Competing Problems, Budget Constraints, and Claims for Intergenerational Equity 151
III The Family, Ethnicity, and Older Women: Aging Policy Dilemmas
Ch. 10 Changing Family Demographics, Caregiving Demands, and the Policy Environment 185
Ch. 11 Aging Policy and the Experience of Older Minorities 211
Ch. 12 Aging as a Female Phenomenon: The Plight of Older Women 235
Ch. 13 The Paradox of Old-Age Policy in a Changed Political Environment 261
Contributors 273
Author Index 277
Subject Index 283
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