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Maxwell Policy Research Symposium

The Center for Policy Research in The Maxwell School at Syracuse University sponsors an annual Policy Research symposium concentrating on a specific area of public policy analysis. Several highly distinguished visitors present papers at these conferences each year. Past conference proceedings have been published as books and special issues of conference journals.

"Changing Demographics, Stagnant Social Policies"

Sponsored by

  • The Aging Studies Institute (ASI), Syracuse University
  • The Center for Policy Research, Syracuse University
  • American Sociological Association/National Science Foundation
  • The Maxwell School Dean’s Office
  • Office of Academic Affairs, Syracuse University
  • Sociology Department, Syracuse University

The proceedings of this conference will be published as an edited special issue by the Research on Aging.

This conference focused on old age policies in the United States. The vast majority of current policy work emphasizes privatization, devolution, and new federalism. By contrast, the papers presented in this conference explored the implications of ongoing and unprecedented socio-demographic changes and then laid out fresh policy options that address rather than ignore these changes.

The conference was hosted by Professor Madonna Harrington Meyer, and was held on Monday and Tuesday, May 3-4, 2004 at the Maxwell School.