Achieving a Productive Aging Society


Bass and his colleagues focus needed attention on the majority of older people who, in their senior years, possess relatively good health and demonstrated abilities. They offer significant potential to society, affording a resource that only in relatively recent times, has been largely unrecognized or ignored. Major issues and obstacles are identified and addressed. These include considerations relative to employment, workplace environment, volunteerism, gender, and ethnic culture. The authors examine roles, both social and economic, which older people can successfully fulfill. They urge a broadening of the options available to us as we age that extend beyond leisure activities and family involvement. They recognize the need for changes in perceptions and the necessary modification of society's institutions to enable choice and greater satisfaction in the later years of life.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Scott A. Bass
  • Yung-ping Chen
  • Harry R. Moody
  • Joseph F. Quinn
  • Richard V. Burkhauser
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1993


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