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Readings in the Political Economy of Aging

1st Edition

By Meredith Minkler, Carroll L Estes

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278 pages

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Includes 16 essays which address many issues from a different perspective suggested by the experience of aging in America. This study explores the political, social, and economic realities which have an impact on Americans as they grow older.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction: Challenge to a New Age Maggie Kuhn

Chapter 1. Introduction Meredith Minkler

PART I. INTRODUCTION TO THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF AGING

Chapter 2. Dominant and Competing Paradigms in Gerontology: Towards a Political Economy of Aging Carroll L. Estes, James H. Swan and Lenore E. Gerard Chapter 3. The Political Economy of Governments Cuts for the Elderly Vicente Navarro

Chapter 4. Social Control of the Elderly Linda Evans and John B. Williamson

PART II. INSTITUTIONS AND STRUCTURED DEPENDENCY: SOCIAL CONTROL AND MARKET ECONOMY HEALTH CARE

Chapter 5. Community Care and the Elderly in Great Britain: Theory and Practice Alan Walker Chapter 6. Mental Illness and the Aged Stranger James J. Dowd

Chapter 7. Medicare and Medicaid: The Process, Value and Limits of Health Care Reforms E. Richard Brown

Chapter 8. Public Policy and the Nursing Home Industry Charlene Harrington

PART III. INSTITUTIONS AND STRUCTURED DEPENDENCY: INCOME, LABOR AND CONTROL OF CAPITAL

Chapter 9. Reframing the Agenda of Policies on Aging Robert H. Binstock Chapter 10. Conflict, Crisis and the Future of Old Age Security John F. Myles

Chapter 11. Retirement and the Origins of Age Discrimination William Graebner

PART IV. AGING AS A WOMEN'S ISSUE

Chapter 12. Why Is Women's Lib Ignoring Old Women? Myrna I. Lewis and Robert N. Butler Chapter 13. Women and the Economics of Aging Carroll L. Estes, Lenore E. Gerard and Adele Clarke

Chapter 14. The Sociopolitical Context of Women's Retirement Robyn Stone and Meredith Minkler

PART V. FUTURE DIRECTIONS IN THE POLITICS OF SOCIAL POLICY FOR THE ELDERLY

Chapter 15. Austerity and Aging: 1980 and Beyond Carroll L. Estes Chapter 16. Blaming the Aged Victim: The Politics of Retrenchmentin Times of Fiscal Conservatism Meredith Minkler

Epilogue

Contributors

About the Series

Policy, Politics, Health and Medicine Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY036000
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health