ERIC Number: EJ438961
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1991
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Old Age and Historical Examples of the Miser.
Covey, Herbert C.
Gerontologist, v31 n5 p673-78 Oct 1991
Reviews Western art and literature, revealing many examples of older people being characterized as avaricious and miserly. Describes historical reasons for characterizing older people as misers, such as their need to control wealth, intergenerational conflict, and lack of social support programs. Sees industrialization, Social Security, and other factors as leading to decline in use of these stereotyped images. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses
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