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The Resource A generation of change : a profile of America's older population, Jacob S. Siegel ; contributing authors, Murray Gendell, Sally L. Hoover

A generation of change : a profile of America's older population, Jacob S. Siegel ; contributing authors, Murray Gendell, Sally L. Hoover

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A generation of change : a profile of America's older population
Title
A generation of change
Title remainder
a profile of America's older population
Statement of responsibility
Jacob S. Siegel ; contributing authors, Murray Gendell, Sally L. Hoover
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Language
eng
Summary
As modern medicine extends the average life span and the baby boom generation begins to approach middle age, the number of older Americans is expected to more than double in the next century. But as national trends toward early retirement and low birthrate continue, an aging American population could face crises in meeting their financial and physical needs. A Generation of Change is an exceptional study of the demographic, social, and economic characteristics of the older population as it is today and as it will be in the coming years. Siegel employs census and survey data from 1950 through the mid-1980s to describe a population constantly shifting in its ethnic and gender composition, geographic distribution, marital and living arrangements, health, employment, and economic status. Surprisingly, there is tremendous disparity in the quality of life among the elderly. As the elderly progress from "young old" to the "aged old"--Those over 85 - sharp differences emerge as income and employment decrease and degrees of chronic illness increase. Although their average poverty rate is below that of the general population, there are dramatic levels of poverty among older women, who are far more likely than men to live alone or in institutions. Siegel analyzes the full range of characteristics for this heterogenous population and, through comparisons with other age groups as well as with the elderly of previous decades, portrays the crucial influence of social and economic conditions over the life course on the quality of later life. With our elderly population growing more numerous and long lived, accurate information about this changing group is increasingly essential
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Siegel, Jacob S
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • statistics
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  • Gendell, Murray
  • Hoover, Sally L
Series statement
Population of the United States in the 1980s
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  • Older people
  • Older people
  • Age distribution (Demography)
  • United States
  • Aged
  • United States
  • United States
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A generation of change : a profile of America's older population, Jacob S. Siegel ; contributing authors, Murray Gendell, Sally L. Hoover
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 601-622) and indexes
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Basic Dimensions of an Aging Population -- 2. Sex, Race, and Ethnic Composition -- 3. Geographic Distribution and Residential Mobility -- 4. Longevity -- 5. Health -- 6. Marital Status, Living Arrangements, and Institutionalization -- 7. Education, Work, and Retirement -- 8. Economic Status -- 9. Housing Charactertstics -- 10. Summary, Prospects, and Implications
Control code
25008176
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxxvi, 647 pages
Isbn
9780871547897
Lccn
91042772
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(WaOLN)1501728
Label
A generation of change : a profile of America's older population, Jacob S. Siegel ; contributing authors, Murray Gendell, Sally L. Hoover
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 601-622) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Basic Dimensions of an Aging Population -- 2. Sex, Race, and Ethnic Composition -- 3. Geographic Distribution and Residential Mobility -- 4. Longevity -- 5. Health -- 6. Marital Status, Living Arrangements, and Institutionalization -- 7. Education, Work, and Retirement -- 8. Economic Status -- 9. Housing Charactertstics -- 10. Summary, Prospects, and Implications
Control code
25008176
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxxvi, 647 pages
Isbn
9780871547897
Lccn
91042772
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(WaOLN)1501728

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