Aging and Conservatism

@inproceedings{Glenn1974AgingAC,
  title={Aging and Conservatism},
  author={Norval D. Glenn},
  year={1974}
}
The notion that aging beyond adolescence and young adulthood leads to conservatism is part of the conventional wisdom, and there are theoretical reasons to believe that certain dimensions of biological, social and psychological aging contribute to some kinds of conser vatism. For instance, with the assumption of family respon sibilities, a diffuse liberalism-humanitarianism is likely to be overshadowed by concern for specific others. Or, aging persons may become more conservative in the sense… CONTINUE READING

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