ERIC Number: ED249426
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Demographic and Socioeconomic Aspects of Aging in the United States.
Siegel, Jacob S.; Davidson, Maria
Current Population Reports, Series P-23 n138
This report (a substantial revision of a report issued in May, 1976 and reprinted in January, 1978) brings together and analyzes data on selected topics related to the demographic and socioeconomic aspects of aging, and the demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of the older population in the United States. The data come from the 1980 Census of Population, the Current Population Survey, the Census Bureau program of population estimates and projections, the vital statistics registration system, the National Health Survey, Social Security records, and other national data sources. The principal subjects treated are the numbers and proportions of older persons; age, sex, and race composition; geographic distribution and residential mobility; mortality, survival, and health; and various social and economic characteristics, including marital status and living arrangements, educational level, work status, and income. Mortality is considered in some detail both historically and prospectively since it is an important component of change in the size of the older population. The subject of health has been given separate and parallel treatment in this report, although fertility is given only a brief treatment. Numerous charts and tables supplement each subject area. (BL)
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Demography, Gerontology, Health, Older Adults, Population Trends, Quality of Life, Sociocultural Patterns, Socioeconomic Status
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Aging (DHHS/NIH), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD. Population Div.