Open Access Graduate Research Paper
The number of persons in the United States over the age of 65 has grown faster than the population as a whole. Projections for the years 2000 and 2020 show 13% and 18% of the population over 65, respectively. This growth is attributed to a static birth rate and an upsurge in life expectancy. The fact that 25% of the American voters are elderly has captured attention in the political arena. Despite the growing recognition of the unique problems and needs of the aged, social policies fall short of meeting their requirements for a secure and dignified life.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations
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©1983 Beverly Moore Smith
Smith, Beverly Moore, "Exploring children's attitudes toward the elderly" (1983). Graduate Research Papers. 3357.