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Social Policy and Aging
A Critical Perspective

  • Carroll L. Estes - School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, University of California, San Francisco, USA


March 2001 | 304 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This groundbreaking book provides comprehensive treatment of the political economy of aging by a scholar widely credited as the founder and key thinker of this field in the US and internationally. The body of work presented in this volume, in developing this critical perspective, aims to contribute to the understanding of old age and aging in the context of problems and issues of the larger social order in the world's most advanced capitalist nation, the U.S.A. Since Estes' first writing on the political economy of aging in 1979, there has been growing recognition and incorporation of her critical perspective as one of the major paradigms in the field of aging.
 
Political Economy of Aging
 
A Theoretical Framework
 
Critical Perspectives on Aging
 
The Medicalization and Commodification of Aging and the Privatization and Rationalization of Old Age Policy
 
The Transformation of the Nonprofit Sector
Systemic Crisis and the Political Economy of Aging Services

 
 
Crisis, the Welfare State and Aging
Ideology and Agency in the Social Security Privatization Debate

 
 
Sex and Gender in the Political Economy of Aging
 
Inequality and Aging
The Creation of Dependency

 
 
The Medical Industrial-Complex and the Aging Enterprise
 
A Political Economic Critique of 'Productive Aging'
 
The Underdevelopment of Community-Based Services in the United States Long-Term Care System
A Structural Analysis

 

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Carroll L. Estes

 Carroll L. Estes is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, San Francisco. She is the founding and former director of the Institute for Health & Aging (1979-98) and the former Chair of the Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences, School of Nursing, UCSF. Dr. Estes is a member of the Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences and past president of the Gerontological Society of America, American Society on Aging, and Association for Gerontology in Higher Education. She has served as consultant to the U.S. Commissioner of Social Security and the U.S. Senate and House committees on aging for... More About Author

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