Aging and old age / Richard A. Posner

Author(s): Posner, Richard A
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Subjects: Older people--Social conditions
Older people--Legal status, laws, etc
Aging--Economic aspects
Old age--Economic aspects
Gerontology
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1995
LC Classification: H, HQ
Physical Description: vii, 375 p. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Introduction 1
Pt. 1. Aging and Old Age as Social, Biological, and Economic Phenomena
1. What Is Aging, and Why? 17
2. Old Age Past, Present, and Future 31
3. A Human-Capital Model of Aging 51
4. An Economic Model of Aging with Change Assumed 66
Pt. 2. The Economic Theory Elaborated and Applied
5. The Economic Psychology of the Old 99
6. Behavioral Correlates of Age 122
7. Age, Creativity, and Output 156
8. Adjudication and Old Age 180
9. The Status of the Old and the Aging of Institutions 202
Pt. 3. Normative Issues
10. Euthanasia and Geronticide 235
11. Social Security and Health 262
12. Legal Issues of Aging and Old Age: A Sampler 298
13. Age Discrimination by Employers and the Issue of Mandatory Retirement 319
Index 365
Notes: LCCN: 95016462
ISBN: 0226675661 (cloth : alk. paper) :$29.95
Includes bibliographical references and index
OCLC Number: 32508392
ISBN/ISSN: 0226675661