America's Elderly

1st Edition

Edward E. Duensing

Routledge
Published June 15, 2006
Reference - 190 Pages
ISBN 9780882851259 - CAT# Y338159

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Summary

The needs and desires of America's elderly are a rising priority for the nation. Today, one person out of every eight is over the age of sixty-five, and that number is expected to rise dramatically as we enter the next century. Where will they live? What will they buy? How will they be cared for? At present, there are more questions than answers. With over 150 tables, charts, and graphs this book gathers together the statistical data that will help answer these questions.The material for this book has been assembled from government documents, university studies, and business journals: in all, more than one thousand sources. It is comprehensive, current, and well-organized, and will be invaluable to those who will determine the future of the aged in America.Topics covered include general demographic and social information, employment data, and income and expenditure information. In addition, the book presents statistics on health care of the elderly and their housing, as well as overall information on state and federal resources committed to the elderly.I. General Demographics of Elderly Population
  • Age, Race, Sex, and Life Expectancy
  • Projections to the Year 2050
  • Marital Status and Living Arrangements
  • Geographic Location
  • Veteran Status
II. Income and Expenditures
  • Individual and Household Income
  • Disposable and Discretionary Income
  • Source of Income and Pensions
  • Net Worth and Poverty
  • Household Expenditures, Credit and Debt
III. Employment
  • Employment Status and Participation Rates
  • Employment by Industry and Occupation
  • Farm Population and Unemployment
IV. Health and Health Care
  • Health Status and Health Habits
  • Impairment, Morbidity, and Mortality
  • Physician Visits and Hospital Use
  • Health Care Costs and Nursing Homes
V. Housing
  • Homeownership and HouseholdCharacteristics
  • Characteristics of Housing and
  • Housing Finance Public and Alternative Housing
VI. Federal Programs
  • Federal Expenditures
  • Medicare and Medicaid
  • Social Security and Public Assistance
VII. Social Characteristics
  • Community Services and Crime
  • Alcohol and Tobacco Consumption
  • Car Ownership and Travel
  • Religion and Recreation

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