Planning for Higher Education Journal

Education and Politics in Our Aging Society

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From Volume 20 Number 4 | Summer 1992
By Christine Day

The politics, wealth, and attitudes toward education among the elderly. Subtitles: Income and wealth of the elderly; Political Attitudes and Activities; Do the elderly support education?; Higher education and the elderly. Pull quotes: "The poverty rate for elderly has declined considerably." "The elderly now control a growing share of the nation's wealth." "We should not perceive older people as a homogeneous group." "Their political organizations are large and well-armed." "Low-income old people support spending on education more than wealthier old people." "Some older people are very strong supporters of higher education." "Some colleges court the support of older people."

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