New Directions in Old-Age Politics / Edition 1

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Overview

Provides a comprehensive assessment of the political environment and the state of old-age policy and politics and discusses specific, realistic policy options for the future.
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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: 9780791439142
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 0.67 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables

List of Figures

Chapter 1. Introduction: The Political Environment and the New Face of Aging Policy

Janie S. Steckenrider and Tonya M. Parrott

I. Distinct Policy Domains: A Fresh Look at Old-Age Policies

Chapter 2. Health Care Policies and Older Americans

Robert H. Binstock

Chapter 3. Economic Security: Strengthening Social Security

Yung-Ping Chen

Chapter 4. Housing and Supportive Services for the Elderly: Intergenerational Perspectives and Options

Phoebe S. Liebig

II. Politics and Aging Policy

Chapter 5. Policy, Politics, Aging: Crossroads in the 1990s

Fernando M. Torres-Gil

Chapter 6. The 1995 White House Conference on Aging:
A Tradition Confronts a Revolution

Robert B. Blancato and Brian W. Lindberg

Chapter 7. The Changing Political Activism Patterns of Older Americans: "Don't Throw the Dirt Over Us Yet"

Susan MacManus and Kathryn Dunn Tenpas

Chapter 8. Old Age Interest Groups in the 1990s:
Coalitions, Competition, and Strategy

Christine L. Day

Chapter 9. Competing Problems, Budget Constraints, and Claims for Intergenerational Equity

Laurie A. Rhodebeck

III. The Family, Ethnicity, and Older Women: Aging Policy Dilemmas

Chapter 10. Changing Family Demographics, Caregiving Demands, and the Policy Environment

Tonya M. Parrott

Chapter 11. Aging Policy and the Experience of Older Minorities

Valentine M. Villa

Chapter 12. Aging as a Female Phenomenon:
The Plight of Older Women

Janie S. Steckenrider

Chapter 13. The Paradox of Old-Age Policy in a Changed Political Environment

Tonya M. Parrott and Janie S. Steckenrider

Contributors

Author Index

Subject Index

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