ERIC Number: ED258100
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Summary of States' Issues on Aging. An Information Paper by the General Accounting Office to the Chairman of the Select Committee on Aging. House of Representatives, Ninety-Eighth Congress, Second Session.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.
This document presents a summary of states' issues on aging and a catalogue of the economic, social, and health issues of importance as expressed by older Americans. The information contained in the report was gathered from each of 50 State mini-White House Conferences on Aging held in preparation for the 1981 White House Conference on Aging. An overview section summarizes states' issues by dimension (economic, social, health) and examines the states' recommendations for improvements. The report notes that states suggested reducing the cost of services as the best way to improve the economic status of the elderly, perceived the elderly as performing multiple roles in improving their social condition, and recommended research and development issues to improve the health condition of the elderly. The methodology for summarizing state recommendations is explained, including the development of a model to analyze state issues and the guidelines for coding information. The majority of the document consists of recommendations discussed alphabetically by state. For each state, the concerns of the elderly are compared with nationwide concerns, improvements to be achieved through government and nongovernment sources are listed, assistance to the elderly through existing organizations is discussed, and suggested resources needed to improve the health, economic, and social conditions of the elderly are given. (NRB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.