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Aging into the 21st Century

May 31, 1996
National Aging Information Center

This special report was prepared by Jacob Siegel under contract number HHS-100-95-0017 with the Administration on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

CONTENTS

Factors In Program Participation and In Dependency
  • Marital status
  • Children
  • Living arrangements
  • Household status
  • Education
  • Labor force participation and economic dependency
  • Income and poverty
  • Projected Health Conditions Among the Elderly
  • Life expectancy
  • Health status
  • Disability
  • Nursing home usage
  • Summary and Implications

    References

    TABLES

    Table 1. Projections of the Population, by Age and Sex: 1995 to 2050

    Table 2. Projections of the Percentage Increase in Population, by Age: 1995 to 2010, 1995 to 2030, 1995 to 2050

    Table 3. Projections of the Total and Elderly Populations, by Age, Race, and Hispanic Origin: 1995 to 2050

    Table 4a. Projections of the Percentage Increase in Population, by Age, Race, and Hispanic Origin: 1995 to 2050

    Table 4b. Projections of the Percentage of Persons 65 Years and Over in the Total Population, by Age, for Race Groups and Hispanic Origin: 1995 to 2050 9

    Table 5. Projected Total, Child, and Elderly Dependency Ratios: 1995 to 2050

    Table 6a. Projected Distribution of the Population 65 Years and Over and 75 Years and Over by Marital Status, by Sex: 1995 to 2010

    Table 6b. Projections of the Percentage of Married Persons 65 Years and Over and 85 Years and Over, by Sex: 1995 to 2050

    Table 7. Persons 65 Years and Over Living Alone, by Sex, by Age, and by Race: 1990 to 2020

    Table 8. Elderly Persons 65 Years and Over Living Alone, with No Living Children, by Race/Hispanic Origin: 1990, 2005, and 2020

    Table 9. Persons 65 Years and Over With No Living Children or Siblings, by Living Arrangements and Age: 1990, 2005, and 2020

    Table 10. Households Per 100 Population, by Age: 1995 and 2010.

    Table 11. Distribution of Households Maintained by Persons 65 Years and Over by Type of Household: 1995 and 2010

    Table 12. Percentage of Households Maintained by Persons 65 Years and Over, by Type of Household: 1995 and 2010

    Table 13. Civilian Labor Force Participation Ratios, by Age, Sex, and Race: 1994, 2000, and 2005

    Table 14. OASDI Beneficiaries Per 100 Covered Workers: 1995 to 2050

    Table 15. Income of Persons 65 Years and Over Living in the Community as a Percentage of the Poverty Level, by Impairment Status: 1990, 2005, and 2020

    Table 16. Persons 65 Years and Over Living Alone With Income Less Than 125 Percent of the Poverty Level, by Sex, by Age, and by Race: 1990 to 2020

    Table 17. Life Expectancy at Birth, Age 65, and Age 85, by Sex and Race/Hispanic Origin: 1995 and 2050

    Table 18. Self-Reported Health Status of Persons 65 Years and Over, by Race: 1989 to 1991, and 2030

    Table 19. Projections of the Noninstitutional Population 65 Years and Over with ADL Limitations: 1990 to 2040

    Table 20. Persons 65 Years and Over and 85 Years and Over Residing in a Nursing Home, by Sex and Assumptions as to Residency Ratios: 1985 and 2030

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