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Aging Policy from a Multilayered Geographic and Life Course Perspective

Citation

Burgard, Sarah A.; Montez, Jennifer Karas; Ailshire, Jennifer; & Hummer, Robert A. (2021). Aging Policy from a Multilayered Geographic and Life Course Perspective. Public Policy & Aging Report, 31(1), 3-6. PMCID: PMC7799384

Abstract

Contemporary challenges to healthy aging in communities across the United States are shaped by the complex, multilayered nature of the federal, state, and local contexts in which aging occurs. We introduce a framework for thinking in this multilevel way, as well as acknowledging the differences experienced by more and less socially advantaged groups as they age through the life course in sometimes distinct health contexts. Our framework draws on two prominent models—the ecological model (Bronfenbrenner, 1979; Smedley & Syme, 2000) and the life course perspective (Elder et al., 2003).

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ppar/praa037

Reference Type

Journal Article

Article Type

Editorial

Year Published

2021

Journal Title

Public Policy & Aging Report

Author(s)

Burgard, Sarah A.
Montez, Jennifer Karas
Ailshire, Jennifer
Hummer, Robert A.

PMCID

PMC7799384

Continent/Country

United States of America

State

Nonspecific