Competency requirements for policy gerontologists: what are the essentials?

Abstract

"Policy gerontologists" are professionals knowledgeable about both public policy and aging. Through a survey of potential employers about the education of these specialists, the authors examined what is desired in terms of knowledge base, skill proficiencies, and behavioral characteristics. Although a solid knowledge of aging policies and the policymaking process are considered essential for policy gerontologists, respondents suggested that communication and political skills as well as the ability to take initiative and to follow through were also essential.

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@article{Wilber1991CompetencyRF, title={Competency requirements for policy gerontologists: what are the essentials?}, author={Kim A Wilber and Sally Coberly}, journal={Journal of aging & social policy}, year={1991}, volume={3 3}, pages={51-69} }