Aging: lifestyles, work, and money

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Greenwood Press, 2005 - Family & Relationships - 295 pages
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From politics to popular culture, baby boomers exert a profound impact on America. As they enter middle age and retirement, this generation, unprecedented in size, will confront a vast new realm of problems, choices, and decisions. Their needs will make the "graying of America" the most significant demographic event of our time. As a resource fitted to such an event, Aging: Lifestyles, Work, and Money, provides a definitive, comprehensive source of information about people aged 65 years and older. The information is indexed and included under easy-to-follow headings, allowing the reader to locate facts quickly and as needed, or browse and encounter valuable information serendipitously. More than 180 tables, graphs, and charts provide carefully selected information on: BL Marital status BL Living arrangements BL Family life BL Geographic location and geographic mobility BL Transportation and housing BL Community life BL Social activity BL Leisure BL Crime BL Citizenship BL Language BL Education BL Income and poverty BL Finances-assets, savings, debt, and attitudes consumer spending BL Work and retirement BL Social Security Vierck and Hodges not only provide exhaustive coverage of vital statistics (including many previously unpublished features), but also offer analytical support--describing trends, offering insights, and providing a framework for understanding the data. This volume is ideally suited to the elderly whose concerns it investigates, as well as to medical and nursing libraries, and anyone interested in the manifold issues associated with the elderly. It includes a bibliography, a listing of Web sites, and an appendix listing world records and fascinating facts, providing a record of some extraordinary achievements of the elderly.

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Contents

The Typical Older American by Elizabeth Vierck
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Marital Status Living Arrangements and Family Life
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Geographic Location and Mobility
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