Different Shade of Gray
By Katherine S. Newman
(New Press, Hardcover, 9781565846159, 400pp.)
Publication Date: January 2003
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While recent prosperity has allowed many to enjoy their old age in the comfort of retirement communities, a combination of historical circumstances, personal decisions, and changing public policy have conspired to keep another set of Americans locked in crumbling urban settings to "age in place." How this happened and what it means are the questions at the center of this original and illuminating study.