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Growing old in America

Author: Barbara Wexler
Publisher: Farmington Hills, Mich. : Gale, Cengage Learning, [2016] ©2016
Series: Information Plus reference series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2016 editionView all editions and formats
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Explores the current condition of growing old in the United States. Includes the economic status of older people; Medicare and Medicaid; the living arrangements of older adults; working and retirement; and the education levels, voting trends, and political behavior of older Americans. Physical and mental health problems; drug and alcohol abuse; care for seniors; crime; and death and dying are also covered.
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Genre/Form: Statistics
Reference works
Electronic book collection
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Wexler
ISBN: 9781573026635 1573026638
OCLC Number: 947855300
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 196 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Chapter 1. Older Americans : a diverse and growing population --
chapter 2. The economics of growing old in the United States --
chapter 3. Living arrangements of the older population --
chapter 4. Working and retirement : new options for older adults --
chapter 5. Education, voting, and political behavior --
chapter 6. On the road : older adult drivers --
chapter 7. The health and medical problems of older adults --
chapter 8. Mental health and mental illness --
chapter 9. Caring for older adults : caregivers --
chapter 10. Health care use, expenditures, and financing --
chapter 11. Crime and abuse of older adults.
Series Title: Information Plus reference series.
Responsibility: Barbara Wexler.

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Explores the current condition of growing old in the United States. Includes the economic status of older people; Medicare and Medicaid; the living arrangements of older adults; working and retirement; and the education levels, voting trends, and political behavior of older Americans. Physical and mental health problems; drug and alcohol abuse; care for seniors; crime; and death and dying are also covered.

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