We’ve assembled a collection of articles from the Fall 2009 and Winter 2010 issues of Contexts on the topic of aging.

These articles are no longer available for free online. You can purchase back issues from UC Press, or if you’re an ASA member, you can download Aging in Contexts from the Members area of the ASA website.

Aging in America

Our Fall 2009 issue featured an article challenging myths about aging in America by The MacArthur Foundation Research Network on an Aging Society. For our Winter 2010 issue, the MacArthur Network contributed a follow-up article with policy prescriptions. You can read both articles here:

Facts and Fictions about an Aging America

Policy and Politics for an Aging America


Ageism in the American Workplace

Understanding the causes and costs of ageism, and the capabilities and rights of older workers, to overcome the “discrimination that nobody talks about.”

Read “Ageism in the American Workplace”


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