Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

Degree Discipline



Until recent years the aged citizens of our population have been neglected as a topic of study, even though other segments have been the center of extensive surveys and have received a great deal of attention from social workers, socially conscious individuals in many walks of life, as well as scientists and lawmakers.

The sociologists, whose concern is the study of human society, believe that there are two possible reasons for the neglect of the aged as a special topic of study, "First it has been only recently that this category of people has composed any appreciable percentage of the total population of this country. Even now, in the total world population, the aged are of little statistical importance. Second, it will be noted that the categories which have come into the public eye for study are primarily those which seem to constitute problems in the American society.

Committee Chair/Advisor

Norman Johnson

Committee Member

Leroy Moore

Committee Member

Leroy Moore


Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical College


© 2021 Prairie View A & M University

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View




To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.