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Public policy opinion and the elderly, 1952-1978 : a kaleidoscope of culture /
John E. Tropman.
imprint
New York : Greenwood Press, 1987.
description
xviii, 247 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. --
ISBN
031325432X (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
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imprint
New York : Greenwood Press, 1987.
isbn
031325432X (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
general note
Includes index.
catalogue key
3479846
 
Bibliography: p. [229]-241.
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Appeared in Choice on 1987-12:
Tropman's study of public opinion and older Americans (65 and over) in the period from 1952 to 1978 focuses specifically on the opinions concerning the role of government, the need for public programs, civil rights, women's rights, family structure, and work. Tropman also offers information on opinions of middle-aged and young adults. Specific areas covered include a conflict theory of values; policy-value conflicts; eclipse of public function; righting of civil wrongs; cultural change; wavering of traditional commitments; and personal roots of commitment. Support for the author's research came from the Administration of Aging and the National Institute of Aging. The book contains an extensive bibliography, index, five appendixes, charts, figures, and tables; notes follow each chapter. Of particular interest is Appendix B, containing comparisons from Germany in 1972 and Japan in 1967 and 1972. The study is directly related to Richard M. Coughlin's Ideology, Public Opinion, & Welfare Policy (1980), and Carroll L. Estes's The Aging Enterprise (CH, Nov '79). College and university libraries.-J.S. McCrary, University of New Mexico
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'œThe author examines older Americans and public policy opinion between 1952 and 1978 in order to see just where elder citizens fit in the overall picture. Differences and similarities to opinions of younger groups are discussed along with the changes that took place from the conservative fifties to the liberal sixties and early seventies and back again to the conservatism of the late seventies. A unique feature of this book is the use of multiple questionnaire results. Repeated questions are used to see how opinions change over time.'' Recent Publications on Governmental Problems
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John E. Tropman examines older Americans and public policy opinion between 1952 and 1978 in order to see just where elder citizens fit in the overall picture. Differences and similarities to opinions of younger groups are discussed along with the changes that took place from the conservative fifties to the liberal sixties and early seventies and back again to the conservatism of the late seventies.
Table of Contents
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Introduction
Cultural Conflict, Cultural Change, and the Elderly A Kaleidoscope of Culture
A Conflict Theory of Values Policy-Value Conflicts in American Society Policy Opinion and the Elderly: 1952-1978
The Eclipse of Public Function Righting Civil Wrongs
The Wavering of Traditional Commitments Patterns in the Stones
The Mosaic of Culture
The Personal Roots of Commitment American Values and the Elderly Appendices: Frequency Data for Floating Bar Charts
International Comparison--Germany and Japan
A List of Questions from the National Election Study, University of Michigan, and the Gallop Poll
Data and Method
Factor Analysis and Techniques
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