Public Support for Programs for Older Americans: Continuities Amidst Threats of Discontinuities
Some commentators argue that one implication of the growing numbers of older persons is increased levels of resentment and anger against the old. Using analyses of media portrayals and the results of public and elite opinion surveys, this paper examines the extent to which one "accompaniment" of the aging society has been growing antagonism toward the old. Results show that, in fact, these analysts are quite right in their warnings about the possible change in anger against the old if we look at the media and views of certain policy elites. However, these media portrayals have not resulted in a loss of public support for social programs for the old. Instead, the public's support for social programs that target elderly people is strong and has shown a remarkable degree of continuity over time. However, amidst the continuing hostile political climate and the politics of blame, which view the elderly as exacerbating problems ranging from the deficit to health care costs, it is difficult to predict how long such support can be maintained.
To our knowledge, this item is not available for
download. To find whether it is available, there are three
1. Check below under "Related research" whether another version of this item is available online.
2. Check on the provider's web page whether it is in fact available.
3. Perform a search for a similarly titled item that would be available.
|Date of creation:|
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: 2040 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208-4100|
Web page: http://www.nwu.edu/IPR/publications/wpindex1.html
More information through EDIRC
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:wop:nwuipr:95-21. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Thomas Krichel)
If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.
If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.
If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.
Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.