The Haves and the Have-Nots

  • Seymour B. Sarason†
Part of the Caregiving: Research, Practice, Policy book series (CARE)


The major purpose of this book was to ask and discuss one question: Why has our society not seriously confronted the fact that in a few decades we will have for the first time the largest number of aged people, the consequences of which will transform our society? How it is now transforming the society is cause for concern and predicting the course of those transformations over the coming decades will depend in part on when the powers that be wake up to what is coming down the road. When in 2005 hurricane Katrina decimated the Gulf States, it was known that Katrina was on the way but we were unprepared for the strength and reach of a hurricane 5, a strength heretofore unknown on this continent. The reverberations have been political, racial, and economic, and there is good reason to expect that they will continue both in predictable and unpredictable ways.


Nursing Home Aged People Hispanic Immigrant Lower Middle Class Assisted Living Facility 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Seymour B. Sarason†
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyYale UniversityNew HavenUSA

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