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The Lives of Older People and Changing Social Roles

Annals of the American Academy of Political & Social Science

Author: Riley, M. W., Riley, J. W. Jr.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1989


An examination of the mismatch between the strengths & capacities of the increasing numbers of older people in the U.S. & the inadequate social-role opportunities to utilize, reward, & sustain these strengths. Examples are provided of interventions designed to enhance the quality of aging, focusing on how individuals age differently & on the environmental matrix of families, work organizations, political institutions, health care systems, & other social structures. Future effects of these interventions are evaluated, & an analytical framework of the relationship between aging & broad changes in society is presented as a guide in designing small-scale interventions.

Further Details

Pages: 14-28
Volume: 503
Accession Number: 27.5.03
Keywords: North America, older
Reads: 160