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The aging population

Author: Katherine Swarts
Publisher: Detroit, MI : Greenhaven Press, 2009.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is a collection of articles in which authors debate society's prevailing attitudes regarding the aging population, the extent that government and business should support the aging population, the contributions of an aging population, and whether it is beneficial to slow human aging.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine Swarts
ISBN: 9780737742367 0737742364 9780737742374 0737742372
OCLC Number: 237325313
Description: 226 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Ch.1 What are the prevailing attitudes regarding the aging population? : Society is prejudiced against aging / Margaret Morganroth Gullette --
Society is becoming more accepting of aging / David Oliver Relin --
People are afraid of growing old / Andrew Weil --
People are becoming less afraid of growing old / Stacie Stukin --
A significant number of seniors experience decreased mental function / Brenda L. Plassman, et al. --
Overall, mental function does not lessen with age / Laura L. Carstensen. Ch.2 How should government and business help support the aging population? : Government benefits for retirees must be preserved / Chuck Hagel --
Government support for retirees discourages personal responsibility / Robin J. Klay, Todd P. Steen --
The medical system is not prepared to deal with an aging population / Conn Hallinan, Carl Bloice --
Medicare is changing to meet the needs of an aging population / Mark Schlesinger, Jacob S. Hacker --
Encouraging delayed retirement will minimize age-related economic problems / The Economist --
Encouraging delayed retirement is not practical / James H. Schulz, Robert H. Binstock. Ch.3 What social implications does an aging population present? : Mass retirements and corresponding economic problems may be inevitable / Kathy Krepcio --
Mass retirements and corresponding economic problems need not be inevitable / Ken Dychtwald, Tamara J. Erickson, Robert Morison --
An aging population will be a financial burden to society / Faisal Islam --
An aging population can contribute much to society / Suzanne Perry, Michael Aft --
Retirement planning is vital / Jeffrey R. Kosnett --
Standard retirement planning overlooks financial hazards / Cait Murphy, Julia Boorstin, Margaretta Soehendro. Ch.4 What is the role of science in the aging process? : Science will soon be able to slow or stop the aging process / Aubrey de Grey, Michael Rae --
Science cannot stop the aging process / Harriet Hall --
Indefinitely prolonging life would be desirable / Michael Anissimov --
Indefinitely prolonging life would not be desirable / Sherwin B. Nuland.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Katherine Swarts, book editor.
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This book is a collection of articles in which authors debate society's prevailing attitudes regarding the aging population, the extent that government and business should support the aging population, the contributions of an aging population, and whether it is beneficial to slow human aging.

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