Summer 2021


About Generations Journal

Generations Journal is the quarterly journal of the American Society on Aging. Each issue is devoted to bringing together the most useful and current knowledge about a specific topic in the field of aging, with emphasis on practice, research, and policy.

Precarious Aging and Late-Life Poverty

An Opportune Moment for Socially Just Economic Strategies to Prevent Precarity
Our Guest Editors

Judith Gonyea headshot
Judith G. Gonyea


Amanda Grenier
Amanda Grenier 


Precarity in Later life: Understanding Risk, Vulnerability, and Resilience 
By Judith G. Gonyea and Amanda Grienier

Precarity and Economic Equality

Precarious Aging: The Spatial Context of Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Economic Security   
By Jan E. Mutchler, Yang Li, and Nidya Velasco Roldán

The Importance of Social Security as an Equalizer  
By Wenliang Hou and Geoffrey T. Sanzenbacher

The Diversity of Older Immigrants and Precarious Aging: Eligibility and Access to Public Benefits  
By Trinh Phan and Gelila Selassie

Precarity and Health Equity

A Tricky Balance: Medicare’s Affordability and Middle- and Lower-Income Beneficiaries’ Financial Stress
By Amber Willink

The Crucial Role of Federal Nutrition Programs in Promoting Health Among Low-Income Older Adults 
By Robert Blancato and Meredith Whitmire

Precarity on a Global Scale

Climate, Disasters, and Extreme Weather Events: Vulnerability, Resources, and Interventions for Lower-Income Older Adults 
By Alexis A. Merdjanoff

The COVID-19 Pandemic and Precarious Aging: The Importance of an Equity 
By Marc A. Garcia, Adriana M. Reyes, and Catherine Garcia

Precarity in Relation to Place

Addressing Health Equity for Older Adults at the Neighborhood Level  
By Stephanie Robert and Meghan Jenkins Morales

Mitigating Homelessness Among Older Adults: Opportunities in Adapting the Permanent Supportive Housing Model
By Sonia Gupta Pandit and Rebecca T. Brown

Affordable Senior Housing Maintenance and Renovations, COVID-19, and the Precarity of Residents’ Health Safety  
By Tam E. Perry, Zach Kilgore, Michael Appel, Michele Watkins, Claudia Sanford, and Dennis Archambault

Suggested citation for articles in this issue: [Last Name(s), First Name(s)]. "Article Title." Generations Journal, 45, no. 2 (Summer 2021). [URL]