AS09 Economic Security, Public Policy, and PoliticsCE
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Throughout our lives, we want to be able to live comfortably and enjoy life. Our focus for where our finances go may change depending on whether we are new in the labor force, raising children, or approaching retirement. Discrepancies in income occur based on gender, race, ethnicity, and geography, and income inequality is a reality for older adults just as it is for all ages. In retirement, there are multiple agencies and options for financial support from Social Security to Medicare to private sources. Older adults have become a strong political voice, impacting legislation and policies that affect their well-being as well as that of others. This course will discuss the role of income in the lives of older adults as well as income disparity and poverty concerns. In addition, this course will address the role of politics in the lives of older adults. In this course, you will learn more about how society constructs old age as a distinct period of life. We will consider the importance of social class, race and ethnicity, and gender in defining people’s lives and opportunities. We will also focus on the myths and inaccuracies our culture perpetuates about aging, individuals in later life, and the process of growing old. Such beliefs not only pattern our own expectations about growing old but also have social, personal, and political consequences for older people themselves. We will also examine career opportunities in social gerontology. How gerontology developed as a field of study and the research methods used in social gerontology are also discussed.

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AS09 Economic Security, Public Policy, and Politics