The Politics of Ageing in America

Abstract

This paper discusses the politics of ageing in the US within a political economy framework. Four forces are shaping US policy: austerity, federalism, deregulation, and the medical-industrial complex. Two major trends in the development of policy are the commodification of the aged and their needs and a class basis for the distribution of benefits… (More)

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@inproceedings{Estes2008ThePO, title={The Politics of Ageing in America}, author={Carroll L. Estes}, year={2008} }