Istorical and Contemporary Perspectives of Aging in the Work Place

Historical and Contemporary Perspectives Essay (15 points) i?? due at the end of Week 4

You will be required to submit a well-written 2-4 page essay (not including title page or references) on the specific topic in aging you identified at the end of Week 1. The purpose of this paper is to link historical and demographic trends to contemporary issues in gerontology. Your essay should rely on assigned class readings and some of the information you gathered as part of your bibliography assignment. Remember, you should always use in-text citations for information that you gathered from another source and include a reference list at the end of your essay. Use APA format for this assignment.

Your essay should address the following items:

Topic selected (brief description)
Historical background (e.g. When did this become an issue in aging? Why?)
Influence of demography on selected issue
Contemporary aspects of the topic (e.g. Why is this an important issue in aging now? )
Your paper should be concise and formal in tone. Be sure to proofread your work prior to submission. Points will be deducted for poor writing quality or failure to use APA format.

Before submitting your work, you may wish to review the rubric provided to make sure you have addressed all of the important components of the essay.)

Submit your essay to the Assignments tab by the end of Week 4.