I’m currently in the process of analyzing a potential obstacle in the way of improving life for the elderly: the idea that the elderly suffer from under-representation in congresses and governments, with no powerful lobbying groups on their side.
What do you think about that? I know that in the U.S. we have the AARP which represents the elderly community . However, even though in 1999 it was ranked as the most powerful lobbying group in Washington, and has reached the peak of its lobbying capacity in 2005 and 2008, since then it has sunk all the way down to number 54 in its lobbying ranking in 2015.
So do you think the elderly are well-represented in the States? What about Europe, Africa, and Asia? Would love to hear from experts on public policy in particular!
Live long and prosper,