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The oldest old: a fresh perspective or compassionate ageism revisited?

The Milbank Memorial Fund Quarterly Health & Society

Author: Binstock, R. H.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1985


The current research focus on persons aged 85+, though a timely measure for better understanding the implications of population aging, may generate inaccurate stereotypes that reinforce anxieties about conflicts between age groups in the allocation of health & social welfare resources. Presented are alternative constructs that enable consideration of a variety of options not constructed on the basis of inaccurate stereotypes, superficial reasoning, or unnecessary extrapolations from existing policies. These include market initiatives, state & local government actions, & federal interventions designed to meet the challenges posed by becoming an "aging society."

Further Details

Full Title: The Milbank Memorial Fund Quarterly Health & Society
Pages: 420-451
Volume: 63
Issue: 2
Accession Number: 18.3.03
Image: 0514384128passionate et al .pdf
Keywords: North America, older, health improvement
Reads: 218