ERIC Number: ED332898
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
Reference Count: 0
America in the 21st Century: Social and Economic Support Systems.
De Vita, Carol J.; O'Hare, William P.
For people in the United States, the risk of dependency upon social and economic support systems is generally associated with demographic characteristics--age, sex, race or ethnicity, geographic location, marital status, family composition, education, and income. In order to address the needs of dependent populations both now and in the century ahead, a better understanding of the realities of demographic change is required. This report looks at the circumstances of several of the most vulnerable population groups in the United States--children at risk, families in need, the frail elderly, and persons with disabilities. A number of tables and figures containing population data are included, as is a 16-item list of background readings. (DB)
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Child Welfare, Childhood Needs, Demography, Disabilities, Family Problems, Frail Elderly, Futures (of Society), Population Education, Population Trends, Poverty, Public Policy, Social Problems, Welfare Services
Population Reference Bureau, Inc., P.O. Box 96152, Washington, DC 20090-6152 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Population Reference Bureau, Inc., Washington, DC.