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The Future of Age-Based Public Policy

The Future of Age-Based Public Policy

by Robert B. Hudson, Hudson
     
 

The Future of Age-Based Public Policy is the first book to investigate systematically the arguments and issues surrounding these successful and popular programs. The authors examine alternative ideological pers pectives on age-related policy; differing levels of need within subpop ulations of old persons and between old and young persons; and the cha racteristics

Overview

The Future of Age-Based Public Policy is the first book to investigate systematically the arguments and issues surrounding these successful and popular programs. The authors examine alternative ideological pers pectives on age-related policy; differing levels of need within subpop ulations of old persons and between old and young persons; and the cha racteristics of our major age-based and age-related programs, such as Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and the Older Americans Act.

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In this update of the summer 1995 issue of , the journal of the American Society on Aging, 20 contributors address one of the most pressing issues facing turn-of-the-century US social policy given the demographics of the graying baby boom generation. Coverage spans: the history and status of old age as a policy variable, the competing bases for policy benefits, public policy and population dynamics, policy arenas, and two case studies. Paper edition (unseen), $18.95. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801856594
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
11/28/1997
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.23(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.76(d)

Meet the Author

Robert B. Hudson is professor of social policy, Boston University School of Social Work. He currently serves as editor of The Public Policy and Aging Report.

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