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Older people -- United States

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View Resource The Administration on Aging (AoA)

The Administration on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has a Web page. It contains information about AoA and its programs, information about resources for practitioners, statistical information on the aging, and information for consumers (older persons and their families) including how to obtain services and electronic booklets on aging related issues. It also includes a link...

https://acl.gov/
View Resource Cost Overdose: Growth in Drug Spending for the Elderly, 1992-2010

Posted in July by Families USA (see the December 1, 1995 Scout Report), this report is billed as "the first study to both analyze the increase in prescription drug spending for the elderly from 1992 to 2000 and to project further increases over the next 10 years." The report gives data on average expenditures on prescription drugs for seniors, average number of prescriptions, average out-of-pocket...

http://research.policyarchive.org/6350.pdf
View Resource Older Population in the United States: Population Characteristics

In 2000, the Census Bureau released data on the Older Population in the US collected "in the March 1999 Current Population Survey, which uses the 1990 census as the base for its sample." The report and its accompanying tables cover "geographic distribution, age and sex distribution, family type and size, educational attainment, labor force participation and employment, occupational...

https://www.census.gov/prod/2000pubs/p20-532.pdf
View Resource Woman in Vietnam May be World's Oldest Person

The quest for youth and longevity has been an interest of humankind for millennia, so it is not surprising that recording statistics on human longevity is done with great interest. On September 26, 2002, it was announced that Vu Thi Dao of northern Vietnam may in fact be the world's oldest person, although her birth certificate only lists the year in which she was born, and not the exact date....

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2002/0927
View Resource The Older Foreign-Born Population in the United States: 2000

The United States Census Bureau periodically issues brief reports highlighting research based on the latest Census; this particular report deals with the changing demographics of the older foreign-born population in the United States. Based on a random sample of 57,000 households, the 19-page report contains information about socioeconomic characteristics of this cohort, including marital status,...

https://www.census.gov/prod/2002pubs/p23-211.pdf
View Resource Boomers and Seniors in the Suburbs: Aging Patterns in Census 2000

Released in January 2003, this paper from the Living Cities Census Series at the Brookings Institution documents the "greying of the American suburban population" and will be of great interest to urban and suburban policymakers, and anyone with an inkling of an interest in demography. Written by William H. Frey of the University of Michigan, the 20-page paper uses the Census 2000 data to examine...

https://www.brookings.edu/research/boomers-and-seniors-in-th...
View Resource Affordable Assisted Living: Surveying the Possibilities

Written by Jenny Schuetz for Harvard University's Working Paper series and as part of the Joint Center for Housing Studies, this 112-page work explores the future of assisted living developments throughout the United States. For those unfamiliar with the notion of assisted living, these facilities offer a "combination of housing, supportive services, and personal care that enables frail seniors to...

https://www.jchs.harvard.edu/research-areas/working-papers/a...
View Resource Lesson Plans on Aging Issues

As the average age of persons in the United States continues to rise, there is a growing need to educate people about various aspects of gerontology. At Ithaca College, the staff members at the Gerontology Institute have worked to create a range of lesson plans that deal explicitly with aging issues. All of these plans have been field tested in the classroom and they were designed to meet rigorous...

https://www.ithaca.edu/gerontology/