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Author Steckenrider, Janie S., 1954-

Title New directions in old age policies / Janie S. Steckenrider and Tonya M. Parrott.

Published Albany, N.Y. : State University of New York Press, [1998]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  362.60973 STEC    AVAILABLE
Physical description ix, 285 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Ch. 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. Ch. 2. Health Care Policies and Older Americans / Robert H. Binstock. Ch. 3. Economic Security: Strengthening Social Security / Yung-Ping Chen. Ch. 4. Housing and Supportive Services for the Elderly: Intergenerational Perspectives and Options / Phoebe S. Liebig -- II. Politics and Aging Policy. Ch. 5. Policy, Politics, Aging: Crossroads in the 1990s / Fernando M. Torres-Gil. Ch. 6. The 1995 White House Conference on Aging: A Tradition Confronts a Revolution / Robert B. Blancato and Brian W. Lindberg. Ch. 7. The Changing Political Activism Patterns of Older Americans: "Don't Throw the Dirt Over Us Yet" / Susan MacManus and Kathryn Dunn Tenpas. Ch. 8. Old Age Interest Groups in the 1990s: Coalitions, Competition, and Strategy / Christine L. Day.
Ch. 9. Competing Problems, Budget Constraints, and Claims for Intergenerational Equity / Laurie A. Rhodebeck -- III. The Family, Ethnicity, and Older Women: Aging Policy Dilemmas. Ch. 10. Changing Family Demographics, Caregiving Demands, and the Policy Environment / Tonya M. Parrott. Ch. 11. Aging Policy and the Experience of Older Minorities / Valentine M. Villa. Ch. 12. Aging as a Female Phenomenon: The Plight of Older Women / Janie S. Steckenrider. Ch. 13. The Paradox of Old-Age Policy in a Changed Political Environment / Tonya M. Parrott and Janie S. Steckenrider.
Summary This book explores the changed political environment in the United States and what it means for the policies and programs benefiting the elderly and their families. It includes chapters written by distinguished contributors, such as Fernando Torres-Gil, Assistant Secretary for Aging, Clinton Administration, and discusses specific, realistic policy options for the future. New Directions in Old-Age Policies suggests that old-age policy in the changed political environment is a paradox of competing agendas: individual versus fiscal responsibility in policy choices, doing more for the elderly and their families with fewer public resources, and prioritizing the status quo or change in policy decisions for the elderly.
Other author Parrott, Tonya M., 1968-
Subject Old age -- Government policy -- United States.
Old age assistance -- Government policy -- United States.
Older people -- United States -- Social conditions.
Older people -- United States -- Economic conditions.
United States -- Social policy.
United States -- Politics and government.
ISBN 0791439135
0791439143 (paperback)