This paper considers the emerging institution of elder service. What is elder service? Why is elder service lagging behind youth service? What does elder service have to offer (that is, what are the known and anticipated effects of elder service? How do youth service and elder service compare? We conclude with a description of the complimentary nature of youth and elder service and argue that this society will benefit from well-developed service opportunities for people across the life span.
Project: Institutional Capacity for Older Adult Engagement in Service
Morrow-Howell, N., & Tang, F. (2004). Youth service and elder service in comparative perspective (CSD Working Paper No. 04-10). St. Louis, MO: Washington University, Center for Social Development.