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Fall 2017 Course Information
Economics, Public Policy, and Aging

Course Description
This course focuses on policy development in the context of the economic status of the elderly populations. Topics include retirement planning and the retirement decision, Social Security and public transfer programs for the elderly, intra-family transfers to/from the elderly, private pensions, financing medical care for the elderly, and prospects and issues for the future.
Contacts
Instructor

Gregory Sanders
Office: 701-238-3074
Greg.Sanders@ndsu.edu

Campus Coordinator

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Disability Support Services

To request accommodations for this course, contact the disability support office at your home university. You must register each semester and for each course. Read more about the Great Plains IDEA process for requesting accommodations.


Textbooks

The New Politics of Old Age Policy
R. B. Hudson
Edition: 3rd Edition - 2014
ISBN: 0-0
Publisher: The John Hopkins University Press

The Economics of an Aging Society
R. L. Clark, R. V. Burkhauser, M. Moon, J. F. Quinn & T. M. Smeeding
Edition: 2004
ISBN: 0-0
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing - Malden, MA

Community resources for older adults: Programs and services in an era of change
R. R. Wacker & K. A. Roberto
Edition: 4th edition - 2013
ISBN: 0-0
Publisher: Sage Publications - Los Angeles, CA


Course Access
 
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One week before NDSU classes begin, students will receive Karen's email which includes their ID number, user ID name and instructions for setting up their Blackboard account at NDSU.  Students may then set their own password and security questions, choose to forward emails to a different account, and activate their NDSU Live account. 
 
Courses may not be visible to students until the first day of classes.

Exam Proctor

This course does not require an exam proctor.

Synchronous Components

This course does not include synchronous components.

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