Pensions, Politics and the Elderly by Daniel J. B. Mitchell | 9780765605191 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Pensions, Politics and the Elderly

Pensions, Politics and the Elderly

by Daniel J. B. Mitchell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0765605198

ISBN-13: 9780765605191

Pub. Date: 01/31/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This unique book is historical exploration of the U.S. pensioner movements of the late 1920s through to the early 1950s, and the insights they offer present-day policy analysts and researchers on how the forthcoming retirement of the Baby-Boom generation could proceed. Drawing on several noteworthy examples from the period, including the Ham & Eggs movement and

Overview

This unique book is historical exploration of the U.S. pensioner movements of the late 1920s through to the early 1950s, and the insights they offer present-day policy analysts and researchers on how the forthcoming retirement of the Baby-Boom generation could proceed. Drawing on several noteworthy examples from the period, including the Ham & Eggs movement and Townsend Plan, the author shows how effectively a "politics of the elderly" can develop and function.

California, which was the leading retirement state for most of the first half of this century (much as Florida is today), is the geographic backdrop for this informative and well-researched look at how retirees have long been politically active, willing to flex their electoral muscle to get what they feel they deserve. Given the demographic importance of the Baby-Boomers, the historical evidence provided in this book should give all readers a glimpse at how involved this generation is likely to be in crucial matters such as Social Security, Medicare, and income tax reform.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765605191
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/31/2001
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.58(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tablesvii
Chapter 1.Will the Boomers Have Their Ham and Eggs?3
Chapter 2.Ham and Eggs23
Chapter 3.The Nonpension Ingredients of Ham and Eggs50
Chapter 4.Townsend Versus Social Security82
Chapter 5.Gerontocracy's Last Stand: Earl Warren and Uncle George107
Chapter 6.Twenty-First Century Ham and Eggs?148
Notes173
References185
Index195

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