Controversial Issues in Aging [Pehme köide]

  • Formaat: Paperback, 232 pages, kõrgus x laius x paksus: 229x152x17 mm, kaal: 340 g
  • Ilmumisaeg: 25-Sep-1996
  • Kirjastus: Pearson
  • ISBN-10: 0205193811
  • ISBN-13: 9780205193813
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  • Formaat: Paperback, 232 pages, kõrgus x laius x paksus: 229x152x17 mm, kaal: 340 g
  • Ilmumisaeg: 25-Sep-1996
  • Kirjastus: Pearson
  • ISBN-10: 0205193811
  • ISBN-13: 9780205193813
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This assembly of debates addresses 20 controversial issues that arise from the changing context of aging in the United States. Each debate includes position statements for and against the given proposition, and rebuttals to those position statements. The book is divided into six sections: policy and program issues, age-based politics, health and quality of life issues, family issues, the field of gerontology, and aging in the future. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Part of the Controversial 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.

Preface xi About the Editors ix Contents of This Book xiii I Policy and Program Issues Should Social Security Benefits Be Reduced for High-Income Individuals? 1(12) Martha H. Phillips Teresa Ghilarducci Should Eligibility for Medicare Be Means-Tested? 13(9) William A. Niskanen Marilyn Moon Should the Aging Network Be Dismantled? 22(12) Elias S. Cohen Donna L. Wagner Should There Be an Affirmative Action Policy for Hiring Older Persons? 34(11) Anthony A. Sterns Harvey L. Sterns Phillip Longman Are Private Sector Solutions to Long-Term Care Financing Preferable to Expansion of Public Long-Term Care Programs? 45(13) Stanley S. Wallack Joshua M. Wiener Should Age Be Abandoned as a Basis for Program and Service Eligibility? 58(11) John H. Skinner Elizabeth A. Kutza II Age-Based Politics Are the Elderly Benefiting at the Expense of Younger Americans? 69(12) Paul S. Hewitt Jill Quadagno Do the Elderly Really Have Political Clout? 81(11) Henry J. Pratt Robert H. Binstock III Health and Quality-of-Life Issues Should Older Persons Have the Right to Commit Suicide? 92(11) Margaret Pabst Battin Lois Snyder Should Health Care Be Rationed by Age? 103(11) Eric Rakowski Stephen G. Post Is Managed Care Good for Older Persons? 114(11) Jannie Chin Hansen Marty Lynch Carroll L. Estes Is Aging More Problematic for Women Than Men? 125(11) Nancy R. Hooyman Robert L. Rubinstein IV Family Issues Does the Provision of Formal Services Lead to Families Relinquishing Their Caregiving for Relatives? 136(12) Vernon L. Greene Sharon L. Tennstedt Should Family Members Be Paid to Provide Care to Elderly Persons? 148(12) Sharon M. Keigher Nathan L. Linsk John Amson Capitman Donna L. Yee Should Older Persons Be Able to Give Assets to Family Members without Affecting Medicaid Eligibility? 160(13) Allan D. Bogutz Marshall B. Kapp Should Grandparents Assume Full Parental Responsibility? 173(12) Joan F. Robertson Colleen L. Johnson V The Field of Gerontology Is Gerontology Biased toward a Negative View of the Aging Process and Old Age? 185(12) Robert C. Atchley M. Powell Lawton Should Gerontology Be Considered a Separate Profession? 197(12) Pamela Francisco Wendt David A. Peterson Jordan I. Kosberg VI Aging in the Future Will Future Elderly Persons Experience More Years of Disability? 209(12) Edward L. Schneider James F. Fries Will Tomorrows Elderly Be Better Off? 221 Neal E. Cutler Paul C. Light