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Why survive? : Being old in America /
Robert N. Butler.
1st ed. --
New York : Harper & Row, [1975]
xiii, 496 p. ; 25 cm.
0060105917 :
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New York : Harper & Row, [1975]
0060105917 :
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Includes index.
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Bibliography: p. [471]-482.
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This item was nominated for the following awards:
Pulitzer Prize, USA, 1976 : Won
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Table of Contents
A Personal Note
The Tragedy of Old Age in Americap. 1
How to Grow Old and Poor in an Affluent Societyp. 22
What About My Pension?p. 37
The Right to Workp. 64
No Place to Livep. 103
No Time to Waitp. 139
The Unfulfilled Prescriptionp. 174
"They Are Only Senile"p. 225
Houses of Death Are a Lively Businessp. 260
Victimization of the Elderlyp. 300
Pacification and the Politics of Agingp. 321
The Gift of Lifep. 356
Loosening Up Lifep. 384
Growing Old Absurdp. 402
Sources of Gerontological and Geriatric Literaturep. 423
Organizations Pertaining to the Elderlyp. 425
Government Programs for the Elderlyp. 428
Government Agencies for the Elderlyp. 430
Other National Organizations with Programs in the Field of Agingp. 435
Acknowledgmentsp. 445
Notesp. 447
Bibliographyp. 471
Indexp. 483
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