Type of Content: Research
Subtype: Journal Article
Resource Title: Introduction to Special Issue: Productive Aging
Publication Title: Clinical Social Work Journal 48(2), 153–155
Publish Date: May 8, 2020
We were pleased that AASWSW recognized the challenges and opportunities associated with the major changes in the population’s age distribution. With fewer young people, longer life expectancies, and shifting racial and ethnic distributions, social workers are called to find ways to ensure economic security and health for the growing older population in this country. From our productive aging perspective, we argued that the older population represents a growing resource of human and social capital that can be optimally engaged to improve well-being for individuals, families, and communities. We suggested that social development efforts can improve policies and programs to facilitate paid and unpaid work longer into the life course, while ensuring inclusion of all segments of the older population and ensuring positive outcomes for the older adults themselves.
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