The Journal of Elder Policy (JEP) offers a forum for innovative thinking, theorizing, program planning and empirical research relevant to elder policy. We publish informative articles relevant to policies that enhance quality of life and well-being of older adults.
Why a new interdisciplinary journal about old age and policy?
The study of age is thriving as the scientific community works to identify and study the changing circumstances and options in later life among new cohorts of older adults. The welfare of older adults is importantly influenced by social changes, including policy arrangements, impacting both the young and old. We seek to understand factors that shape family supports available to those with needs for medical and social care in late life. We will apply diverse disciplinary lenses to explore the social forces that shape elder policy and affect what care providers can offer and sustain.