ERIC Number: ED211426
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
The Quality of American Life in the Eighties. Report of the Panel on the Quality of American Life.
President's Commission for a National Agenda for the Eighties, Washington, DC.
This report of President Carter's Commission for A National Agenda for the Eighties discusses the dynamics of American society and world affairs that they believe will determine events in the 1980s. The analytical report of the Commission was accomplished by 45 Americans, a bipartisan group representing business and labor, science and the humanities, arts and communication. There are three parts to the report. Part one, Overview, discusses new realities and changing priorities, defines and measures progress toward quality of life and examines prospects for the improvement of well-being. Part two, Themes, examines our legacy of rapid growth, the new economic era, choices for the 1980s, the slower growth society, the entitlement program, helping families to help themselves, symptoms of discontent, and cultivating civic concern. Part three, Conclusions, discusses prospects and predicaments for the 1980s. A profound readjustment of attitudes, values, and expectations is underway. No matter how successful the nation is in attaining more rapid economic growth, there is no way of returning to the realities of the postwar era of dynamic growth. Some truly fundamental changes have taken place since then. The new realities that America faces in the 1980s require certain traits in its citizens that are by no means easy to cultivate. The ability of our society to solve its problems depends on the character of the American people. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Economic Climate, Educational Quality, Environmental Standards, Family Attitudes, Futures (of Society), Living Standards, Quality of Life, Social Change, Social Problems, Socioeconomic Status, Technology, Values
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 ($4.25, Stock Number 041-001-00225-1).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: President's Commission for a National Agenda for the Eighties, Washington, DC.