Stay tuned to your programs: Explaining older Americans' program encounters

Steven A. Peterson

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There has been much research in gerontology and political science on why people use programs. This article synthesizes extant work and examines the impact of social resources, personal resources, need, and values on program awareness and use. The data base is 456 older Americans in rural upstate New York Results show that need, personal resources, social resources, and program awareness all have some influence on respondents' use of programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)183-197
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Aging Studies
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1988

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Health Policy


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