The Gerontologist, Vol 32, Issue 5 601-606, Copyright © 1992 by The Gerontological Society of America
Older voters and the 1992 presidential election
School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106.
At the core of the so-called "generational equity" construct is the notion
that older persons exercise self-interested political power. This article
examines what we know about one element of the politics of aging--the
voting behavior of older persons in recent presidential elections--and
suggests areas of research on the 1992 election that may tell us something
about how far, and how soon, proponents of generational equity will be able
to move toward dismantling policies that benefit older people.