ERIC Number: ED215278
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
[White House Conference on Aging, 1981. Creating an Age Integrated Society: Implications for Societal Institutions. Report and Executive Summary of the Technical Committee.]
Maddox, George L.; And Others
This Technical Committee Report discusses the general implications of creating an age-integrated society for societal institutions by concentrating on basic conceptual issues involved in thinking about the future of aging and the aged in society. An explanation of committee procedures is followed by a discussion of key topics and findings of the committee. The section on options explores alternative images of an aging society and policy implications of these alternatives. Three images of future society are outlined and the policy implications of each are illustrated as a society: (1) in which adulthood is perceived to be indivisible and in which chronological age differences are irrelevant to policymakers; (2) that redefines the social meaning and boundary of old age; and (3) that recognizes the special status and special responsibilities of older persons. This third image, veteranship, is presented as an attractive image of future society; subsequent committee recommendations for a future aging policy are based on this concept of veteranship. The appendices containing three papers on aging and an executive summary of this report are also included. (NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: White House Conference on Aging, Washington, DC.