In Aging Social Policies: An International Perspective the authors consider how policy - domestic and international - affects and will continue to affect the lives of our aging population. Key Features Two approaches-international comparisons on aging and the relationship between macro social policy and real people's lives-provide the foundation for understanding aging social policy. The connection between macro and micro is reinforced through descriptions of the varied ways in which different countries construct social policies and their direct effect on an older adult's quality of life. Chapter-opening quotes-from a politician or leader in related fields and from an older adult-demonstrate the policy-person link. Each chapter concludes with an interview with an older adult, adding a depth of understanding and insight to the human concerns behind the social policies.
Robbyn R. Wacker, Ph.D., is the Provost and Senior Vice President and Professor of Gerontology at the University of Northern Colorado. Her research interests include international aging social policy and psychosocial predictors of community service use among older adults. She has published over 65 refereed presentations, scholarly articles, books, and conference proceedings and has earned numerous university and professional awards, including UNC's Academic Leadership Excellence Award. Karen A. Roberto, Ph.D., is the Director of the Center for Gerontology, Founding Director of the Institute of Society, Culture, and Environment, and Professor of Human Development at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She also holds adjunct appointments in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. She has published over 150 scholarly articles and book chapters, is the editor/author of ten books, and has earned numerous university and professional awards, including the Gerontological Society of America Behavioral and Social Science Distinguished Mentorship in Gerontology Award
Part I: THE CONTEXT OF AGING SOCIAL POLICY 1. Our Aging Societies - The Setting for Aging Social Policy 2. The Aging Social Policy Process PART II: AGING SOCIAL POLICY COMPARISONS 3. Retirement Income 4. Employment 5. Housing 6. Health Care 7. Mental Health Care 8. Community Resources 9. Family Care PART III: THE FUTURE OF AGING SOCIAL POLICY 10. Aging Social Policy Challenges References About the Author
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