Housing an aging society : issues, alternatives, and policy /

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Other Authors: Newcomer, Robert J.
Lawton, M. Powell 1923-2001.

Byerts, Thomas O.
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The title of this collection clearly indicates its broad coverage. That title plus the recognized credentials of the editors should attract a variety of readers, and most will then read a few chapters appropriate to their needs. Although the volume is of limited value to researchers in gerontology, undergraduate and graduate students and professionals concerned with the elderly will find useful insights and helpful bibliographies to facilitate further investigation. Most of the material presented is original, and none of the chapters is too technical. Some essays report or review empirical research findings that should be important to decision makers concerned about housing policy; some of these review issues are discussed elsewhere, but several articles report findings that have not been widely circulated. Other essays offer basic information about the older population and housing alternatives available for that population, and may be useful to specialists in health and social services. A few articles clearly argue a position on a housing issue, and these are generally less successful.-J.W. Meyer, University of Connecticut

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