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U.S. Aging Policy Interest Groups
     

U.S. Aging Policy Interest Groups

by Jimmy Meyer, Jimmy E.W. Meyer (Editor)
 

This reference book defines the work of major organizations in the United States concerned with public policies that affect 30 million elderly Americans today. In-depth analyses of the strategies, programs, and publications of eighty-three national non-profit and non-partisan groups give an overview of citizen work on behalf of the aging and the aged. A brief

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This reference book defines the work of major organizations in the United States concerned with public policies that affect 30 million elderly Americans today. In-depth analyses of the strategies, programs, and publications of eighty-three national non-profit and non-partisan groups give an overview of citizen work on behalf of the aging and the aged. A brief history of organizational development and a listing of pertinent national legislation provides important background information. Directories of other important organizations, a selected bibliography, a full index, and cross-references make this volume easy for students, professionals, and citizen activists to use.

Entries are arranged alphabetically—each entry contains sections on the origin and development of the group, its organization and funding, policy concerns and tactics, electoral activity, and publications and sources for further information. This volume joins a series of references that deal with the formation of public policy among different interest groups in the United States.

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For 84 organizations concerned with public policy on aging, alphabetically arranged entries reveal the origin and history, structure and funding, policy concerns and tactics, electoral activity, and publications and sources of further information. Also includes a chronological list of relevant legislation, and lists the member organizations of coalitions on aging. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313265433
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/30/1992
Series:
Greenwood Reference Volumes on American Public Policy Formation
Pages:
286
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)
Lexile:
1380L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

DAVID D. VAN TASSEL is Elbert J. Benton Professor and Chair of the Department of History at Case Western Reserve University. He is the author of Old Age in a Bureaucratic Society (Greenwood Press, 1986), among a number of other works.

JIMMY E.W. MEYER is a former librarian and a doctoral candidate in the Department of History at Case Western Reserve University.

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