GRN 340: Contemporary Issues in Gerontology

Discipline: Gerontology

Credit Hours: 3

Many institutional policies and programs are in place to deal with individual aging but our society needs to begin to address the issues generated by population aging. During the 20th century nearly three decades have been added to human life expectancy. Today nearly a third of adult life may be spent in retirement. This course will allow the student to study the economics and the policies of aging. The challenge is to reexamine the policies and practices, such as retirement, pensions and other familiar government programs such as social security and Medicare.

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