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Every ninth American. Developments in aging. Washington, D. C : U. S. Senate, 1 9 8 0 . 28 Roger Lohmann and Nancy Lohmann Burgess, E. W. ). Aging in western societies. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1960. Butler, R Why survive? Being old in America. New York: Harper and Row, 1975. Estes, C. The aging enterprise. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1979. Morris, R. Social policy of the welfare state: An introduction to policy analysis. New York: Harper & Row, 1979. Schultz, J. H. ). Belmont, Calif: Wadsworth, 1980.

Tibbitts, C. ( E d ) . Handbook of social gerontology. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1960. U. S. Government Commerce Department. Statistical abstract of the United States, 1979. Washington, D. C : U. S. Government Printing Office, 1979, 116. 3 Star-Crossed Love: The Developmental Phénoménologies of the Life Cycle NANCY DATAN My role in this chapter seems at first glance to be an appealing one: to stimulate the appetites by providing a glimpse into the personal milieu of aging —a sort of scientific voyeurism.

Services policy is poorly conceived and misfocused, and the considerable propaganda resources of the federal government are being divided between the laudable end of creating better public support for the old and the less laudable end of "fostering contentment" and political pacification among the old. CONCLUSIONS So what does all this mean? It is well within the realm of reason, for example, that the passionate frenzy of the new conservatives could achieve their avowed goals and virtually eliminate all vestiges of the present social policy system for the old in the next 3 - 5 years, perhaps replacing it with increased reliance on family, community, and state systems.

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