Aiding and Aging: The Coming Crisis in Support for the Elderly by Kin and State

Aiding and Aging: The Coming Crisis in Support for the Elderly by Kin and State

Aiding and Aging: The Coming Crisis in Support for the Elderly by Kin and State

Aiding and Aging: The Coming Crisis in Support for the Elderly by Kin and State

Synopsis

Citizens of all societies age both as biological beings and as members of households in the open community. Through joining a series of essays and survey analyses, Mogey has constructed a book that examines the way aging affects those who are growing older as well as the institutions of their society. To study the relationships between aiding the elderly and the aging process, two very different societies--the United States and Hungary--were chosen for comparison. Throughout the book, the focus remains on the need to encourage the persistence of the kinship system, and the necessity of public programs to actively support the maintenance of households.
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