Aging and Ethics

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The Aging Self and the Aging Society Ethical issues involving the elderly have recently come to the fore. This should come as no surprise: Since the turn of the century, there has been an eightfold in- crease in the number of Americans over the age of sixty- five, and almost a tripling of their proportion to the general population. Those over the age of eighty-five-- the fastest growing group in the country-are twenty- one more times as numerous as in 1900. Demographers expect this trend to accelerate into the twenty-first century. The aging of society casts into vivid relief a num- ber of... more

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