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The Economics of Aging: Seventh Edition [Hardcover]

James H. Schulz
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December 30, 2000 0865692947 978-0865692947 7

Still the definitive book on the subject, this volume has been thoroughly revised to cover rapidly changing aspects of the economics of aging. It provides an in-depth examination of the nation's evolving private and public policies on retirement, pension, and health, including, for instance, the dramatic changes in employer-sponsored pensions. New attention is given to the retirement of baby boomers and the financial situation of older women, many of whom still live in poverty. Other topics added to this edition include the proposed new way of measuring poverty, new economic implications of demographic aging, the concept of `productive aging', an update on reverse annuity mortgages, hybrid pension plans and pension privatization, and current information on Social Security. This highly readable book is essential for everyone concerned with gerontology.

A thorough, rich, and current work, this book is the most comprehensive resource available for students, policymakers, researchers, human resource directors, and in short, all who have a personal or professional interest in the essential questions facing the growing aging population in the United States. It examines changes in retirement patterns, problems of older workers, and the complexity of retirement preparation, as well as pension plan health costs and all the programs affecting financial security.

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?This book is an outstanding summary of the most important economic issues that affect the elderly. Nowhere is there as complete and clear a description of the government programs that affect the elderly. The history, purpose, strengths and weaknesses, and summary statistics of the effects on the elderly are all presented clearly. Both sides of controversial issues are given fair coverage.?-Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (on previous edition)

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Provides current, up-to-date information on a rapidly changing field.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 376 pages
  • Publisher: Praeger; 7 edition (December 30, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0865692947
  • ISBN-13: 978-0865692947
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.7 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,724,373 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3.0 out of 5 stars Needs updating February 6, 2011
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I used this book as a text in a gerontology course. I taught the course the last time in 2007, 4 years ago, and it was out-of-date then. The statistics and analysis are from the mid-to-late 1990's. Much has changed since then. To be useful as a textbook it needs to be updated to reflect changes in demographics and federal policies. Example, Medicare Part D is not discussed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Economics of Aging: Seventh Edition February 18, 2009
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I was extremely happy with the book, i knew it was going to be used and was expecting a lot worse. The book looks brand new, as if it was never opened. Was shipped out as promised and received less than 2 weeks.
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