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WOMEN ON THE FRONT LINES

by Allen

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0877665745, Hardcover)

This exploratory volume alerts the policy community to the impact on women of the aging of the U.S. population and the significance of that impact for the future of social policy in America. By 2030, more than 1 in 5 Americans will be age 65 or older. Women are "on the front lines" of the aging trend not only because they make up a majority of the elderly but because they are the main providers of care-paid and unpaid-to growing numbers of frail and disabled very-elderly persons. However, the interaction of the aging trend with women's changing social and economic status in the U.S. is by no means exclusively a women's issue. It affects families and corporations; men, women, and children; the young, the middle-aged, and the old; and is a central factor in such immediate policy controversies as national health insurance, family and medical leave, and Social Security reform. The multidisciplinary essays in this collection were commissioned by the Southport Institute for Policy Analysis through its Project on Women and Population Aging. Contributors include the volume editors and demographer "Cynthia Taeuber"; sociologists "Paula Rayman" and "Ruth Jacobs"; economist "Julianne Malveaux"; health policy experts "Robert J. Blendon, Jo-Ann Lamphere-Thorpe," and "Marianne C. Fahs;" and public policy consultants "Jack Brizius" and "Susan Foster."

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