By Elizabeth, Hodges, Kris Vierck
From politics to pop culture, child boomers exert a profound effect on the United States. As they input center age and retirement, this new release, extraordinary in measurement, will confront an unlimited new realm of difficulties, offerings, and judgements. Their wishes will make the graying of the US the main major demographic occasion of our time. As a source suited for such an occasion, getting older: life, paintings, and cash, presents a definitive, entire resource of data approximately humans elderly sixty five years and older. the data is listed and integrated less than easy-to-follow headings, permitting the reader to find evidence fast and as wanted, or browse and come across helpful info serendipitously. Vierck and Hodges not just supply exhaustive assurance of significant facts (including many formerly unpublished features), but additionally supply analytical support—describing tendencies, supplying insights, and offering a framework for realizing the data.This quantity is perfect to the aged whose issues it investigates, in addition to to scientific and nursing libraries, and somebody drawn to the manifold concerns linked to the aged. It features a bibliography, a list of websites, and an appendix directory international documents and interesting evidence, supplying a checklist of a few amazing achievements of the aged.
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Forty percent believe that it is likely that they will need to make changes to their home to be able to live there comfortably as they age. • Fifty-six percent say they have given a great deal or some thought to the community they will live in during their later years. • Fifty-six percent say that they have given a great deal or some thought to the services they will need during their later years. 5 Average Annual Expenditures for Home Improvements by Age: 1994 to 2001 Source: Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.
About 50 percent live in the suburbs, 27 percent live in central cities, and 23 percent live in nonmetropolitan areas. ■ While the number of elderly grew, people aged 65+ represented a smaller portion of the nation’s population in 2000 than in 1990 Unlike previous decades, during the 1990s, the portion of the population that was elderly declined nationally, in two regions of the country, and in over half of the states. 4 percent in 2000. 4 percent. 0 percent in 2000. S. counties and equivalent areas.
5. Kathleen McGarry and Robert F. Schoeni. (May 2000). ” Demography Vol. 37, No. 2. 6. Bureau of the Census. (2003). gov. 7. Bianchi and Casper. CHAPTER 2 Where the Elderly Live: Geographic Location and Mobility Whether the opportunity is seized or not, moving to another geographic location to retire is usually reserved for people who are financially solvent. —Lewis R. Aiken, Aging and Later Life This chapter covers where the elderly live and their geographic mobility. Highlights include: • The West and South had the highest growth in the elderly population between 1990 and 2000.
Aging: Lifestyles, Work, and Money by Elizabeth, Hodges, Kris Vierck