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Sixty-Five Plus in America

Report Number P23-178RV
by Cynthia Taeuber
Component ID: #ti384858107

Issued August 1992
Revised May 1993 (Revised based on projections from P25-1092 issued November 1992)

Component ID: #ti750222725

Overview

P23-178RV

Analyzes data on the elderly from various perspectives–demographic, social, economic, and geographic. The report also discusses the implications of longevity and health status in old age.

Detailed tables feature data by age group, distinguishing various segements of the older population, in some instances those 65 to 69, 70 to 74, and 75 and over. Some data are also shown for the population 85 years of age and over. These tables cover marital status and household relationships, employment and other labor force data, and income and poverty. Many of these topics are cross-classified by sex; all appear by race and Hispanic origin.

A detailed international table presents estimates and projections of the total population by age group in 1991 and 2020.

Report Sections

pdf   Section 1 – Cover, Table of Contents, Highlights, Chapters 1-4   [26.8 MB]
1. Introduction
2. Numerical Growth
3. Longevity and Health Characteristics
4. Economic Characteristics
pdf   Section 2 – Chapters 5-8   [11.8 MB]
5. Geographic Distribution and Patterns of Migration
6. Social and Other Characteristics
7. The Elderly of Today and Tomorrow
8. Detailed Tables
pdf   Appendixes   [<1.0 MB]
A. Definitions and Explanations
B. Source and Accuracy of Estimates
C. Age-Race Modifications to the 1990 Census
Component ID: #ti702095047

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