Visions and Revisions - A Twentieth Century Fund Study
By (author) W. Andrew Achenbaum
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Social Security by W. Andrew Achenbaum
Book DescriptionFranklin Roosevelt envisioned social security to be the cornerstone 'for the kind of protection America wants' from the financial troubles people faced due to old age and family tragedies. By fulfilling its initial promise, social security has evolved into the nation's largest, costliest, and most successful domestic institution. But the optimistic assumptions that inspired its incremental expansion have dissipated in the face of demographic, political, economic, and cultural shifts in American society. Social Security: Visions and Revisions encourages lawmakers, academic experts, and general readers alike to think more broadly and boldly about social security and its relation to public assistance and other income-maintenance and health-care programs. Pulling together information and insights previously scattered and fragmentary, this 1986 book draws lessons from the past that free us of outdated assumptions and unexamined shibboleths. The re-vision of social security that Achenbaum advocates should become the basis of all discussions of government's responsibility to promote 'the general welfare' in our ageing society.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521357661
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Feb-1988
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author W. Andrew Achenbaum
Older Americans, Vital Communities, Paperback (October 2007)
He calls on baby boomers to create institutional structures that promote productive, vital growth for the common good, and he invites people of all ages to think more boldly about what they will do with the long lives ahead of them.
Crossing Frontiers, Hardback (August 1995)
This is the first book-length study of the history of gerontology. It shows how old age became a 'problem' worth investigating and how a mulitidisciplinary orientation took shape.
Voices and Visions of Aging, Hardback (November 1992)» View all books by W. Andrew Achenbaum
Introducing a basis for dialogue across humanistic, scientific, and professional disciplines, this work addresses topics as industrial employment, retirement, life styles of older women, and biological research. It includes philosophical reflections on the "third age", perspectives on institutional adaptations, and an aging society.
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