Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Policy analysis of the Older Americans Act, Title V
by Balderas, Dalila, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2010, 57; 1481609
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to conduct an analysis of The Older Americans Act, Title V, which is an act that authorized grants to local community agencies for multi-purpose senior centers and create the Community Service Employment grant program for low-income persons age 55 and older. The act was administered by the Department of Labor and strengthened the importance of supporting the older adults' decision to maintain independence through self-sufficiency and employment opportunities. The study examined the major issues of the policy which include personal, cultural and work values, motivation through paid and unpaid work, empowerment to make personal vocational choices as well as the psychological views for the older adults in a society that still experiences ageism. David Gil's social policy framework was utilized to analyze this policy. The analysis was performed using primary and secondary journal articles and governmental documents. The study concluded that Title V of The Older Americans Act is imperative to respect the older adults' personal choice to continue working to maintain a descent lifestyle while maintaining self-respect, social relationships and dignity as they progress into their golden years.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Lopez, Rebecca A.
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 48/04M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Gerontology, Social work, Public policy
Publication Number: 1481609
ISBN: 9781109656442
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