The Politics of a Majority-Minority Nation : Aging, Diversity, and Immigration.
Contributor(s): Angel, Jacqueline L., PhD.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: New York : Springer Publishing Company, 2018Copyright date: ©2019Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 online resource (226 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780826194794.Subject(s): Population forecasting-United States | United States-PopulationGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Politics of a Majority-Minority Nation : Aging, Diversity, and ImmigrationDDC classification: 320.60973 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Foreword -- Reference -- Foreword -- Foreword -- Preface -- References -- Acknowledgments -- Share The Politics of a Majority-Minority Nation: Aging, Diversity, and Immigration -- Chapter 1: Momentous Changes -- The Politics of Aging in the 21st Century: A Set of Inconvenient Truths -- A Historical Overview -- Competing Tensions in Public Policy -- The New Realities of Immigration: We May Have No Choice -- A Personal Revelation -- The Economic Realities of Aging: The Great Divides -- Toward a New Politics of a Majority-Minority Nation -- References -- Chapter 2: Demography of the Next America -- A New World Awaits Us -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 3: Why It Matters: Tensions, Conflicts, and Consequences -- A Wayback Machine: We Have Been Through This Before, Albeit Under Different Circumstances -- Historical Preconditions -- Backlash: Too Much, Too Fast -- The Uniqueness of the 21st Century: New Factors Complicate a Politics of Aging for a Majority-Minority Nation -- Why All This Matters: Vested Self-Interest -- References -- Chapter 4: Who Will Care for Us? Caregiving, Retirement, and Old Age -- Angst of Long-Term Care and Retirement Insecurity -- Who Cares for Us and Why Does It Matter? -- A Long-Term Care Crisis -- Retirement Adequacy: Issues of Age, Race, and Gender -- Latinos and Long-Term Care: Multiple Jeopardies -- Family Caregiving in a Diverse Society: Tradition and Change -- Cultural Differences Drive Co-Residency -- Women and the Changing World of Work -- Younger Generations: Millennials as a Majorityminority Cohort -- Immigration and the Care Gap -- How Will American Families Fare in an Era of Individual Responsibility? The Young, the Old, and the Poor -- References -- Chapter 5: The Insecurities of an Aging Nation and Our Collective Fate -- The Collective Fate That Awaits Us.
Social Security and Its Plethora of Public Benefits -- Supplemental Security Income -- Pension Benefits -- Medicare, a Federal Program of Medical Care and Healthcare -- Medicaid, a Federal Program of Medical and Long-Term Care for the Very Poor -- Contemporary Development in Public Policy: A Shot Across the Bow -- The Great Populist: Voting Against One's Self-Interest -- The Fiscal Realities of Budgetary Politics: We Cannot Avoid the Numbers -- The Medicaid Saga: A Case Study in the Politics of Aging and Changing Public Narratives -- A New Way Forward: Seeking A 21st-Century Road Map -- References -- Chapter 6: America in a Global World: Population Aging, Foreign Workers, and National Security -- Ethnocentrism: Can We Learn from Others? -- Population Aging in the 21st Century -- Diversity in the New World Order -- Global Aging and the Nexus of Aging, Diversity, and Immigration: The Pacific Rim -- The Hispanic World and Its Connection With U.S. Population Aging -- The Changing of the Demographic Guard -- National Security, Terrorism, and Hard Power -- The Facts of the New Narrative -- The Elements of a Changing Public Narrative in the United States and Global Aging -- Facts and Trends of Population Aging in the United States and the Americas -- Principles of a New Narrative for Aging, Diversity, and Immigration -- America in a Global Aging World -- References -- Chapter 7: We Are in This Together: Envisioning a Unified and Diverse Society -- An Ode to Aging Baby Boomers -- Reframing the Public Narrative: The Great Equalizer -- Why Women, Millennials, and Hispanics? -- We Are Truly All in This Together -- How to Make Our Case Without Pressuring Others -- How We Get From Here to There: A Road Map of Values and Direction -- Changing the Public Narrative: Preparing for the Pendulum Swing -- Seeking New Terms in Moral Reframing.
Getting Things Done: Policy Directions for a New America -- Immigration Reform and Regaining Comfort With Newcomers -- Civic Responsibility and the New Patriotism -- A Basic Standard of Living That Ensures a Decent Quality of Life -- Budgetary and Fiscal Shortfalls: Paying for All This -- Investment in the Future of a Majority-Minority Nation -- Moving Forward on a Road Map for Reuniting America -- References -- Postscript -- The Beginning of a New Politics of Aging and Diversity -- Reference -- Index.
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