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1995, ISBN: 0226675661
[EAN: 9780226675664], Gebraucht, sehr guter Zustand, [PU: University of Chicago Press, Chicago], TITLE IS "AGING AND OLD AGE".FEDERAL JUDGE, PUNCTURES THE WIDESPREAD BELIEF THAT ELDERLY CONSTITUTE A SELFISH VOTING BLOC U.S. BECOMING OMINOUSLY GERONTIFIED. IN HIS ANALYSIS, ALARMISTS HAVE EXAGGERATED COSTS OF AN AGING POPULATION IGNORED BENEFITS, WHICH INCLUDE SKILLS, EXPERIENCE, STABILIZING MATURITY WORKER LOYALTY. POSNER'S VIEWS ARE OFTEN ICONOCLASTIC, AS WHEN HE ASSERTS PEOPLE MORE SELF-CENTERED THAN YOUNG. ARGUES PHYSICIAN-ASSISTED SUICIDE, IF LEGALIZED FOR CASES TERMINALLY ILL, PAIN-WRACKED OR SEVERELY IMPAIRED PEOPLE, MIGHT ACTUALLY REDUCE OVERALL SUICIDE RATE AMONG ELDERLY. FURTHER MAINTAINS LEGISLATION ENACTED 1986 ABOLISHING MANDATORY RETIREMENT AT FIXED AGES MOST OCCUPATIONS, HARMS WORKERS PERVERSELY AFFECTS INCOME DISTRIBUTION ACROSS ENTIRE POPULATION. POSNER INVESTIGATES HOW ECONOMIC FACTORS INFLUENCE HOST BEHAVIORS ELDERLY, INCLUDING CREATIVITY, AUTOMOBILE-DRIVING HABITS, RESIDENCE, JURY PARTICIPATION., Law, Social Science|Gerontology, Jacket, ISBN: 0226675661 Title is "Aging and Old Age." To some, the graying of American society is viewed as a threat to the country's social, political, and economic stability. Yet this book asserts that the cost of an aging society has been exaggerated and its benefits largely ignored. An economist and federal judge, Posner uses economic principles to create a framework for understanding the aging process and making policy decisions while exploring a variety of issues: why do older people commit fewer crimes, should there be a mandatory retirement age for judges, are older people more talkative, why do older people vote more than others? This learned work references the literature of gerontology, law, psychology, sociology, and biology, interspersed with observations on aging from Cicero, Shakespeare, William Butler Yeats, and Nietzsche. Some conclusions are obvious: older people are less likely to take financial risks. Others are more analytical: laws prohibiting age discrimination in employment probably do more harm than good to older workers. Overall the book is a creative way of looking at the challenges of an aging population. However, numerous footnotes and economic formulas limit the book's appeal. This book came NOT from a library discard pile but from a private connoisseur. This binding is tight; pages are clean and unmarked, except for the previous owner's business card on the FFEP. There is NO underlining tobacco odor or highlighting. Some very minor dog-earing of pages! Fingerprints and smudges in margins denote usage. The dust jacket is chipped and bumped. Overall, a great copy with tight binding and clean pages. Full of fascinating information on aging. You will not be disappointed.
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Are the elderly posing a threat to America's political system with their enormous clout? Are they stretching resources to the breaking point with their growing demands for care? Distinguished economist and legal scholar Richard A. Posner explodes the myth that the United States could be on the brink of gerontological disaster.Aging and Old Age offers fresh insight into a wide range of social and political issues relating to the elderly, such as health care, crime, social security, and discrimination. From the dread of death to the inordinate law-abidingness of the old, from their loquacity to their penny-pinching, Posner paints a surprisingly rich, revealing, and unsentimental portrait of the millions of elderly people in the United States. He explores issues such as age discrimination in employment, creativity and leadership as functions of age, and the changing social status of the elderly. Why are old people, presumably with less to lose, more unwilling to take risks than young people? Why don't the elderly in the United States command the respect and affection they once did and still do in other countries? How does aging affect driving and criminal records? And how does aging relate to creativity across different careers? aging,business and investing,economic policy,economic policy and development,economics,gerontology,government,health fitness and dieting,law,national Aging, University Of Chicago Press
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Aging and Old Age offers fresh insight into a wide range of social and political issues relating to the elderly, such as health care, crime, social security, and discrimination. From their dread of death to the extraordinary law-abidingness of the old, from their loquacity to their penny-pinching, Posner paints a rich, revealing, and unsentimental portrait of the millions of elderly people in the United States. Why are old people, presumably with less to lose, more unwilling to take risks than young people? Why don´t the elderly in this country command the respect and affection they once did and still do elsewhere? How does aging affect driving ability and criminal behavior? And how does it relate to creativity across different careers? Observing that people change both physically and cognitively as they age, Posner suggests that each of us has, in succession, two separate selves - younger and older - with different abilities, interests, and behaviors, an insight that helps clarify a number of issues concerning the elderly. Aging and Old Age Buch (fremdspr.) Bücher>Fremdsprachige Bücher>Englische Bücher, Center for the Study of Language and Informat
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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780226675664
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0226675661
Date de parution: 1995
Editeur: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR
Poids: 0,649 kg
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