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By Elizabeth Vierck

The graying of the US could be the main major demographic occasion of modern instances. healthiness care and meals have superior, and child boomers achieving center age and retirement will effect American society either now and within the future years. Vierck and Hodges current important records on getting older americans in a readable and fascinating structure, describing developments, supplying insights, and delivering a framework for knowing the information. This publication comprises many formerly unpublished info assets, and Vierck and Hodges provide analytical help to explain the giant volume of data. accomplished analyses, for instance, have been carried out on newly to be had nursing domestic, domestic well-being care, and hospice care info, and an in depth interpretation of meals facts through Kris Hodges presents new views at the dietary prestige of the aged. The ebook, divided into sixteen chapters on assorted facets of getting older and healthiness, may be worthwhile to gerontologists, geriatricians, overall healthiness coverage analysts, researchers, librarians and knowledge experts, advertising pros, reporters, scholars, and others doing study on getting older, healthiness, and wellbeing and fitness providers.

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Through Section 202, creates housing for the elderly and disabled; through Section 8, provides payments to landlords of low-income persons. Under Section 504, provides loans and grants to low-income households to eliminate safety hazards. Created the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to eliminate discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or age in hiring, promoting, firing, wages, testing, apprenticeship, and all other terms and conditions of employment.

14 Between 1999 and 2030, the white population aged 65+ is projected to increase by 81 percent compared with 219 percent for older minorities, including Hispanics (328 percent), African Americans (131 percent), American Indians, Eskimos, and Aleuts (147 percent), and Asians and Pacific Islanders (285 percent). The growth of the minority elderly population will be the result of higher fertility for the nonwhite and Hispanic populations than for the white population. This growth will also reflect the changing composition of today's younger generations, which are more racially diverse.

The number of people aged 65+ is projected to swell from about 40 million in 2010 to 54 million in 2020 to 82 million in 2050. • In 2000, the elderly population was almost evenly split between seniors aged 65 to 74 and those aged 75+. • Between 1990 and 2000, the number of people aged 85+ increased from 3 million to 4 million. • Currently, about 65,000 centenarians live in the United States. 25 26 AGING Elderly women outnumber elderly men by a ratio of 3 to 2. Today, 38 percent of the overall veteran population is elderly.

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