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Policies Affecting Older Adults

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SW643, Section 001

This course will examine social policies, problems, and trends in social programs and services for older people. It will focus major attention on the strengths and limitations of existing policies and programs related to health, mental health, income maintenance, income deficiency, dependent care, housing, employment and unemployment, and institutional and residential care. This course will provide a framework for an analysis of the services provided to older people. This analysis will include the adequacy with which needs are met in various subgroups of the elderly population and across core diversity dimensions (including ability, age, class, color, culture, ethnicity, family structure, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), marital status, national origin, race, religion or spirituality, sex, and sexual orientation). It will also include proposals for change in policies, programs and services. Programs will be compared in terms of access to benefits and services provided to older people..

Semester: Winter 2022
Instructor: Jamie L. LaLonde
U-M Class #: 36770
Program Type: Residential
Format: In-Person
Credits: 1 Credit Hours

Pathway Associations

Community Change
Interpersonal Practice
Mgmt & Leadership
Policy & PoliticalElective (Host)
Program Evaluation
Older AdultsRequirement
Children & Families

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