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Aging in the Twenty-First Century

Sociological Practice

Author: Riley, M. W.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1993


In the twenty-first century, the potential exists to change both the process of individual aging & the structure of society that influences the aging process. To change the aging process, the "decline in aging" fallacy needs to be revised, so that individual aging can be optimized. The aging process is neither fixed nor immutable; the strengths of aging can be enhanced. To reduce the lag between societal structures & individual aging, structural interventions in education, leisure, households, health care, & work are being implemented. Trend data on individual aging & structures can be analyzed to optimize rather than diminish the consequences of intervention.

Further Details

Pages: 40-52
Volume: 11
Accession Number: 27.5.03
Notes: An edited version of a lecture presented in 1990.
Keywords: older
Reads: 168