ERIC Number: ED108040
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Exploratory Strategic Evaluation of Policies for Aging Americans.
Williams, Charles; And Others
This report analyzes federal policies and program for aging Americans in view of emerging socio-economic issues to determine if the present federal strategy has future viability. A conceptual framework and methodology were developed to evaluate federal programs in terms of individual needs. Based on this strategic evaluation, alternative strategies and policy initiatives were developed that could result in a higher quality of life for aging Americans. The major conclusions of the research are as follows: (1) present strategies are not likely to remain economically and politically viable; (2) the shift toward greater reliance on a pure income strategy through transfer payments via the Social Security System should be carefully evaluated; (3) a strategic monitoring and assessment process should be established and maintained on a continuing basis; and (4) there is a need to develop an alternative strategy for aging Americans and begin the transition from the present strategy. (Author/PC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Aging (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Research Inst., Menlo Park, CA.