9780205193813

Controversial Issues in Aging

  • ISBN 13:

    9780205193813

  • ISBN 10:

    0205193811

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 09/25/1996
  • Publisher: Pearson

Note: Not guaranteed to come with supplemental materials (access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.)

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Summary

Part of theControversial Issues series, this book presents a series of clear and lively debates on current issues in gerontology, authored by leading academic authorities in the field. The book presents a broad overview of issues and questions facing the field, including areas of policy/programs, health, social services, professional and family life, and more. The debates are current and very readable. Issues covered include whether or not to legalize suicide; whether to reduce Social Security benefits; whether to institute means-testing for Medicare; whether affirmative action programs should be instituted for older persons; and the potential dismantling of the aging services network. Professionals working with the elderly.

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