The aging population / Margaret Haerens, book editor.
This volume explores numerous impacts of the aging population, including the economic consequences of an aging population, the social and legal issues of an aging population, social security and the medical challenges that face an aging population.
- ISBN: 9780737769432 (hardcover)
- ISBN: 0737769432 (hardcover)
- ISBN: 9780737769449 (pbk.)
- ISBN: 0737769440 (pbk.)
- Physical Description: 252 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
- Publisher: Farmington Hills : Greenhaven Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 236-238) and index.
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ch. 1. What are the economic consequences of an aging population? Global aging poses long-term economic, geopolitical, and national security challenges / Mark L. Haas -- An aging population can drive economic growth / Robert D. Hormats -- An aging population will cause economic stagnation and a rise in poverty / Eric Laursen -- An aging population requires reforms to health care and social security programs / Committee on the Long-Run Macroeconomic Effects of the Aging U.S. Population, National Research Council -- An aging population is bankrupting Medicare / Abdul El-Sayed -- An aging population will save Medicare / Michael Hodin -- There needs to be a national strategy to deal with the financial exploitation of the aging / Kay E. Brown -- ch. 2. What are the social and legal issues related to an aging population? Age discrimination in the workplace is a problem / Elizabeth Rogers -- Age discrimination in the workplace is not a problem / Diana Furchtgott-Roth -- New strategies are needed for aging job seekers / Charles A. Jeszeck -- Aging populations worldwide should have strong legal protections / Elaine Kurtenbach -- States must address the issue of aging drivers / Emily Yoffe -- ch. 3. Is Social Security viable and effective for an aging population? Social Security is a popular and effective program / Center on Budget and Policy Priorities -- Social Security is an ineffective program / Jagadeesh Gokhale -- Social Security is a Ponzi scheme / Robert P. Murphy -- Social Security is not a Ponzi scheme / Los Angeles Times -- Social Security should be abolished / Laurence M. Vance -- Social Security should be strengthened / Janice Gregory -- ch. 4. What medical challenges face an aging population? Caring for an aging America in the twenty-first century / Robyn I. Stone and Linda Barbarotta -- Dementia: a public health priority: executive summary / World Health Organization -- Seniors' sex lives are up, and so are STD rates / Marni Jameson -- Depression in older persons / Ken Duckworth, M.D., NAMI Medical Director -- Seniors should have better access to medical marijuana / David Downs -- Seniors have growing rates of addiction and substance abuse / Jennifer Matesa.
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