Why Survive?

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Why Survive? Being Old In America
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First edition
AuthorRobert N. Butler
PublisherHarper & Row
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Why Survive? Being Old In America was written by Robert N. Butler and published by Harper & Row in 1975,[1] it won the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction.[2] The book discusses a range of problems faced by older people in American society stemming from poverty, the failures of the Social Security system, and social isolation, and argues for the necessity of comprehensive reform and developing of a strategy for dealing with an aging population.


  1. ^ Butler, Robert N. (1975). Why Survive? Being Old In America. Harper & Row. pp. 496 pages. ISBN 0-06-010591-7.
  2. ^ "Pulitzer Prize Winners: General Non-Fiction" (web). pulitzer.org. Retrieved 2008-02-28.

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