CitationBurgard, Sarah A.; Montez, Jennifer Karas; Ailshire, Jennifer; & Hummer, Robert A. (2021). Aging Policy from a Multilayered Geographic and Life Course Perspective. Public Policy & Aging Report, 31(1), 3-6. PMCID: PMC7799384
AbstractContemporary challenges to healthy aging in communities across the United States are shaped by the complex, multilayered nature of the federal, state, and local contexts in which aging occurs. We introduce a framework for thinking in this multilevel way, as well as acknowledging the differences experienced by more and less socially advantaged groups as they age through the life course in sometimes distinct health contexts. Our framework draws on two prominent models—the ecological model (Bronfenbrenner, 1979; Smedley & Syme, 2000) and the life course perspective (Elder et al., 2003).
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitlePublic Policy & Aging Report
Author(s)Burgard, Sarah A.
Montez, Jennifer Karas
Hummer, Robert A.