GEY3660: Aging Policy & Politics - Additional Resources

Challenges of an Aging Population

Challenges of Aging

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Medical Challenges of Aging

Burton, L., & Leff, B. (2007). Health issues for aging populations. Johns Hopkins University: JHSPH OpenCouseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA .

Partnership for Solutions. (2004). Chronic conditions: Making the case for ongoing care. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University. Retrieved from:

World Health Organization. (2011). Global health and aging. Bethesda, Maryland: National Institute on Aging. Retrieved from:

Non-medical Challenges of Aging

AARP and FP Analytics. (2018). The aging readiness & competitiveness report: United States. AARP: Washington, D.C. Retrieved from:

Likupe, G., Baxter, C., & Jogi, M. (2018). Exploring health care workers’ perceptions and experiences of communication with ethnic minority eldersQuality in Aging & Older Adults19(3), 180–190. 

Dong, X. Q. (2015). Elder Abuse: Systematic Review and Implications for PracticeJournal of the American Geriatrics Society63(6), 1214–1238. 

Munanga, A. (2019). Cybercrime: A New and Growing Problem for Older Adults. Journal of Gerontological Nursing45(2), 3–5. 


Financial Challenges of Aging

  • To the government:

Bloom, D.E., Canning, D., & Fink, G. (2011). Implications of population aging for economic growth. (NBER Working Paper No.16705). Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research. Retrieved from: 

Poterba, J. (2004). The impact of population aging on financial markets​. (NBER Working Paper No.10851). Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research. Retrieved from: 

Razin, A., Sadka, E., & Swagel, P. (2001). The aging population and the size of the welfare state​. (NBER Working Paper No.8405). Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research. Retrieved from: 

Guarino, A.S. (2018, August 2). The economic implications of an aging global population [Blog article]​. Retrieved from:

  • To the elderly

Marson, D. C., & Sabatino, C. P. (2012). Financial capacity in an aging society.   Generations, 36 (2), 6–11. 

Gusmano, M. K., & Okma, K. G. H. (2018). Population aging and the sustainability of the welfare stateThe Hastings Center Report, (S3), 57. 

Triebel, K. L., & Marson, D. C. (2012). The warning signs of diminished financial capacity in older adultsGenerations, 36 (2), 39–45. 

Wood, S., & Liu, P.-J. (2012). Undue influence and financial capacity: A clinical perspectiveGenerations, 36 (2), 53–58.