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The Aging: A Guide to Public Policy
by Bennett M. Rich and Martha Baum
University of Pittsburgh Press, 1985
eISBN: 978-0-8229-7428-4 | Cloth: 978-0-8229-3500-1 | Paper: 978-0-8229-5364-7
Library of Congress Classification HQ1064.U5R512 1984
Dewey Decimal Classification 362.60973

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This book provides a comprehensive analysis of federal programs for the aging, and their origins. Landmark federal legislation affecting the aging was enacted in the 1930s, and the intervening decades have witnesses a dramatic increase in the number and scope of programs. But far from constituting a cohesive national policy for the elderly, the many programs reflect the particular political and social conditions surrounding their origin and implementation. The multiplicity and complexity of resources and services available make achieving even a reasonable grasp of this field extremely difficult. This study offers a coherent and readable summary of this important area of federal legislation.



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