SW 802 Policy for an Aging Society: Issues & Options (Spring: 3)

Prerequisite: SW 701
Corequisite: SW 934 or SW 944 or permission
Required for Older Adults and Families Field-of-Practice Concentration; elective for others.
This advanced policy course provides an opportunity to examine how historical and contemporary forces and demographic change shape the perceived problems of the elderly, the politics of aging, and public policy responses. New questions are being raised about the cost of public and private retirement and health care commitments directed at the old and about the responsibilities of older Americans. The implications of the diversity (ethnic, racial, gender, health and economic status) of current and future cohorts of elders need to be understood to adequately plan service and policy responses to the aging of America.
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