Fact book on aging

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Page 48 - Bureau definition, a household includes all the persons who occupy a house, an apartment, or other group of rooms, or a room that constitutes a dwelling unit.
Page 49 - family," as used in this report, refers to a group of two or more persons related by blood, marriage, or adoption and residing together; all such persons are considered as members of the same family.
Page 61 - After the war, would you like to see many changes or reforms made in the United States, or would you rather have the country remain pretty much the way it was before the war?
Page 53 - Federal employee retirement programs other than civil service; state and local government retirement programs; wives of male beneficiaries of programs other than old-age and survivors insurance. SOURCE: Data for 1940, 1945, and 1950 from Social Security Bulletin, June 1950, p.
Page 51 - The elderly couple's budget was designed to represent a level of living which provides the goods and services necessary to maintain health and allow normal participation in community life, in accordance with current American standards.
Page 1 - Since 1900 the population of the United States has doubled but the number of persons 45 to 64 years of age has tripled, and the number 65 and older has more than quadrupled. There are now more than 15 million men and women 65 years of age and over.
Page 48 - ... separate living quarters." A household includes the related family members and all the unrelated persons, if any, such as lodgers, foster children, wards, or employees who share the housing unit. A person living alone or a group of unrelated persons sharing the same housing unit is also counted as a household.
Page 4 - Since the turn of the century, the population of the United States has doubled, while the number of persons aged 65 and over has more than quadrupled. In 1900, the proportion of men and women 65 years of age and over in the Nation was 1 in 25. Today it is around 1 in 12, and steadily increasing — by 1975 the proportion may be 1 in 10. Also significant is the increasing proportion of persons in middle life. In 1900, 1 person in 7 was aged 45 to 64. Today the ratio is 1 in 5. The increase in the...
Page 2 - Financial status Government estimates of what it cost an elderly couple to maintain a "modest but adequate" level of living in an urban area in October 1950 ranged from $1,602 a year in New Orleans to $1,908 in Milwaukee. In...
Page 18 - ... differences are related to changes that occur in the spendingsaving patterns of people as they age. Older persons are past the period when relatively large debts are incurred as the result of the purchase of a home and the equipment and furnishings that go with it. They no longer need to save a portion of their income to amortize such debts and to pay premiums on public or private insurance plans providing benefits in old age. Many have completed mortgage payments on their homes.

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