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Aging, Social Inequality, and Public Policy
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Aging, Social Inequality, and Public Policy



February 1998 | 190 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Author, Fred C. Pompel, treats age as a component of social inequality which gives rise to the three major themes of the text: diversity in the experience of individuals, differences in public policy, and variations across nations. Comparison of the United States with other nations is a central component of the book, providing a greater understanding of the larger forces that shape old age.


 
Images of Old Age
 
Public Policy in Old Age
 
Class Differences before and during Old Age
 
Race, Ethnic and Gender Differences in Old Age
 
Old Age Support in Comparative Perspective
 
Inequality across Age Groups and Generations

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