Aging Social Policies
An International Perspective
- Robbyn R. Wacker - St. Cloud State University, USA, University of Northern Colorado, USA
- Karen A Roberto - Institute for Society, Culture and Environment, Virginia Tech University, USA
Our population is aging. What will we do about it?
Due to population explosion and a global increase in average life expectancies, an unprecedentedly high percentage of the world's population is aging. By the middle of this century there will be up to 2 billion individuals over the age of 65, a demographic shift never before experienced in our human history. In addition, declining birth rates in industrialized countries means a decrease in the number of adults under 64. 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.
this book was not available until class started, we plan to use it next fall
The book did not cover the scope of issues facing families in the context of the course requirement.
Inclusion of the international perspective helps students better understand U.S. aging policy. Otherwise, they are sucked into the misperception that the U.S. way is the only way.
It is working well for my gerontology graduate students. It is good for them to be exposed to different kinds of structures in the ways that support is provided to older adults. The models showing the different structures are especially helpful for my online class.
Level too high for first undergraduate course in policy. May be considered for upper level course.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1 - Aging Societies: The Setting for Aging Social Policy