U.S. Aging Policy Interest Groups: Institutional Profiles

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David Dirck Van Tassel, Jimmy Elaine Wilkinson Meyer
Greenwood Press, 1992 - Social Science - 258 pages
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This reference book defines the work of major organizations in the United States concerned with public policies that affect 30 million elderly Americans today. In-depth analyses of the strategies, programs, and publications of eighty-three national non-profit and non-partisan groups give an overview of citizen work on behalf of the aging and the aged. A brief history of organizational development and a listing of pertinent national legislation provides important background information. Directories of other important organizations, a selected bibliography, a full index, and cross-references make this volume easy for students, professionals, and citizen activists to use.

Entries are arranged alphabetically--each entry contains sections on the origin and development of the group, its organization and funding, policy concerns and tactics, electoral activity, and publications and sources for further information. This volume joins a series of references that deal with the formation of public policy among different interest groups in the United States.

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DAVID D. VAN TASSEL is Elbert J. Benton Professor and Chair of the Department of History at Case Western Reserve University. He is the author of Old Age in a Bureaucratic Society (Greenwood Press, 1986), among a number of other works.

JIMMY E.W. MEYER is a former librarian and a doctoral candidate in the Department of History at Case Western Reserve University.

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