Growing old in America / Barbara Wexler.

Explores the current condition of growing old in the United States. Includes the economic status of older people; Medicare and Medicaid; the living arrangements of older adults; working and retirement; and the education levels, voting trends, and political behavior of older Americans. Physical and m...

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Main Author: Wexler, Barbara (Author)
Corporate Author: Gale (Firm)
Format: eBook
Published: Farmington Hills, Mich. : Gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
Series:Information Plus reference series.
Table of Contents:
  • chapter 1. Older Americans : a diverse and growing population
  • chapter 2. The economics of growing old in the United States
  • chapter 3. Living arrangements of the older population
  • chapter 4. Working and retirement : new options for older adults
  • chapter 5. Education, voting, and political behavior
  • chapter 6. On the road : older adult drivers
  • chapter 7. The health and medical problems of older adults
  • chapter 8. Mental health and mental illness
  • chapter 9. Caring for older adults : caregivers
  • chapter 10. Health care use, expenditures, and financing
  • chapter 11. Crime and abuse of older adults.