public agencies and private institutions
"America's Old Age Crisis:
Public Policy and the Two Worlds of Aging."
Basic Books, 10 E. 53rd Street, New York, N.Y. 10022.232 pp. $16.50.
Author: Stephen Crystal
Behind Social Security and other fed- eral programs for the elderly is the un- spoken assumption that most retirees are impoverished, decrepit, and lonely. In fact, says Crystal, an official with New York City's Human Re- sources Department, such notions hold true for only a...