Aging and Emotional Poverty

An interesting essay on “emotional poverty.”

Aging and Poverty Through the Lens
of Financial and Emotional Capital

By Sonja Hanson Anderson

When I was first asked to share my views on aging and poverty, I immediately thought of the financial side of the issue. As an MSW/PhD student and an associate instructor at the University of Utah, I frequently lecture on human, physical, and financial capital. Students learn about the importance of education, financial planning, and saving for retirement. When students calculate how much they will need to save for retirement, they are often surprised by how important it is to start preparing now. The research I have conducted as a student for policy and social justice classes has reaffirmed my belief in educating others about the realities of classism and ageism.  Read complete article >

 


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