Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Program on Energy and Sustainable Development Stanford University


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Facts and Fictions About an Aging America

Journal Article

John (Jack) W. Rowe, Lisa F Berkman, Robert Binstock, Axel Boersch-Supan, John Cacioppo, Laura L. Carstensen, Dana Goldman, Linda Fried, James Jackson, Martin Kohli, Jay Olshansky, John Rother

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Contexts, Vol. 8 no. 4
November 2009

Sociologists and others studying aging in the U.S. uncover myths that dominate public perceptions of the elderly. Educating our society about the facts on aging is a necessary step to ensure that future policies will promote a more equitable and productive America for all ages.