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Older Americans in the Reagan era impacts of federal policy changes by James R. Storey

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Published by Urban Institute Press in Washington, D.C .
Written in English



  • United States,
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  • Older people -- Government policy -- United States,
  • United States -- Economic policy -- 1981-1993

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

StatementJames R. Storey.
SeriesThe Changing domestic priorities series
LC ClassificationsHQ1064.U5 S744 1983
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 48 p. ;
Number of Pages48
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3163881M
ISBN 10087766322X
LC Control Number83005755

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