Post Discussion: Conflict Surrounding Aging Policy


This week’s readings provide you with the history of social policy for America’s aging. The authors discuss how the conflict surrounding aging policy has broadened and sharpened over the years. Hudson states, “Aging policy became caught up in this highly charged political environment” (page 9).

Identify and discuss one or two factors that contribute to this highly charged political environment facing the development of today’s aging policy.


Support your statements with evidence from the Required Studies and your research. Cite and reference your sources in APA style.




Hudson, R. (Ed). (2014). The new politics of old age policy (3rd ed.). Baltimore, John Hopkins.