Detroit : Greenhaven Press, c2009
Series: Opposing viewpoints series
226 p. : ill. ; 24 cm ISBN/ISSN:
9780737742367 (hardcover), 0737742364 (hardcover), 9780737742374 (pbk.), 0737742372 (pbk.), Language:
Society is prejudiced against aging / Society is becoming more accepting of aging / People are afraid of growing old / People are becoming less afraid of growing old / A significant number of seniors experience decreased mental function / Overall, mental function does not lessen with age / Government benefits for retirees must be preserved / Government support for retirees discourages personal responsibility / The medical system is not prepared to deal with an aging population / Medicare is changing to meet the needs of an aging population / Encouraging delayed retirement will minimize age-related economic problems / Encouraging delayed retirement is not practical / Mass retirements and corresponding economic problems may be inevitable / Mass retirements and corresponding economic problems need not be inevitable / An aging population will be a financial burden to society / An aging population can contribute much to society / Retirement planning is vital / Standard retirement planning overlooks financial hazards / Science will soon be able to slow or stop the aging process / Science cannot stop the aging process / Indefinitely prolonging life would be desirable / Indefinitely prolonging life would not be desirable /
Margaret Morganroth Gullette -- David Oliver Relin -- Andrew Weil -- Stacie Stukin -- Brenda L. Plassman, et al. -- Laura L. Carstensen -- Chuck Hagel -- Robin J. Klay and Todd P. Steen -- Conn Hallinan and Carl Bloice -- Mark Schlesinger and Jacob S. Hacker -- The Economist -- James H. Schulz and Robert H. Binstock -- Kathy Krepcio -- Ken Dychtwald, Tamara J. Erickson, and Robert Morison -- Faisal Islam -- Suzanne Perry and Michael Aft -- Jeffrey R. Kosnett -- Cait Murphy, Julia Boorstin, and Margaretta Soehendro -- Aubrey de Grey and Michael Rae -- Harriet Hall -- Michael Anissimov -- Sherwin B. Nuland
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