GRN4200EN - Economics of Aging

Course description

The economics of aging impacts every man, woman and child – from healthcare access, health care costs, access to healthy food and services, housing, transportation and care, health, wealth and financial prosperity. Implications for culture and society are somewhat different across countries and regions, and will be explored, discussed and charted during the course.

How this course benefits students

We live in a time when everything is changing more quickly than ever before. As a world, attention needs to be given to the most vulnerable and fastest growing population with regard to all infrastructures or we will ultimately all loose.

Why this course is important

The economics of aging is integral to every discipline and community.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Educational level
Learning type
Upcoming terms
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.
Dr. Debra Newell, Distinguished Professor of Gerontology

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

The bible clearly defines God’s economy/economic policy. Obey, honor and love – needs taken care of. Not following Biblical principles, things will not go well.

Missionally driven

God’s love for all of his children; the last, lost, least, as well as the properous. He does not measure His provision more or less for those who are His; regardless. Policies for aged are to be equitable, just, humane, compassionate.

Contextually informed

the context of aging varies by gender, where in the aging categories, country, culture, health, mobility, healthcare structure, SES. Jesus was not equal in His healing: it was just and equitable, depending upon context at the time.

Interculturally focused

Similarities and differences in the aging process are viewed through and across cultures.

Practically minded

My personal philosophy is what is good for elderly people is good for all of us; however, there are no cookie cutter people, so there must be flexibility and creativity.

Experientially transformed

through the course, students will be immersed in the experience of aging in its many contexts.