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Generational Equity Debate

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ISBN-10: 0231112858

ISBN-13: 9780231112857

Edition: N/A

Authors: John Williamson, Eric R. Kingston, Diane M. Watts-Roy, John B. Williamson

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As the ranks of the elderly continue to swell and their social welfare becomes a complex and contentious policy issue, how will the United States balance the conflicting demographic and economic demands of providing for its older citizens -- especially in light of the anticipated economic burden of the baby boom generation's impending retirement? These problems place the destiny of Social Security and health care at the epicenter of political discussion and debate, making a balanced perspective on these issues essential -- particularly as the lives of millions of future Americans will be affected. The Generational Equity Debate offers social workers, policy analysts, political scientists, and sociologists, as well as general readers concerned about the fate of the elderly, a complete range of viewpoints on this vital subject.
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Book details

List price: $36.00
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 5/12/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

John B. Williamson is professor of sociology at Boston College, and has written extensively in the areas of aging policy and politics. He is the author or coauthor of fifteen books, including Aging and Public Policyand The Politics of Aging.Diane M. Watts-Roy, former director of the Alzheimer's Respite Program in LaGrange, Kentucky, is currently a doctoral student in sociology at Boston College.Eric R. Kingson, a professor of social work at Syracuse University, is the author or coauthor of five books on the economic, social, and political consequences of population aging.

Acknowledgments
Credits
Introduction
Framing the Generational Equity Debate
The Generational Equity Frame
How Will America Pay for the Retirement of the Baby Boom Generation?
Generational Equity and the Birth of a Revolutionary Class
Generational Justice and Generational Accounting
Care for the Elderly: What About Our Children?
Age-Based Rationing of Medical Care
The Generational Interdependence Frame
America Can Afford to Grow Old
Social Security and the Myth of the Entitlement "Crisis"
Scapegoating the Old: Intergenerational Equity and Age-Based Health Care Rationing
Social Security and the Politics of Generational Conflict
Why Privatizing Social Security Is a Bad Idea
Voices from Generation X
Third Millennium Declaration
Agenda 2000: 2030 Center
Index