PRB Topic Feed: Aging/Topics/Aging.aspxAre Developing Countries Ready to Tackle the Health Problems of Older People?As more people in developing countries reach 60 and beyond (having made it safely past the threat of infectious disease, malnutrition, and pregnancy or childbirth-related complications), many countries will face new challenges from chronic diseases.10/12/2007/Publications/Articles/2007/OctDCPBlurb.aspxe62f250f-8fa4-4aea-8222-cda3b5720f22Older Women: Living Longer, Living AloneThree-quarters of older American men live in a family setting, while only half of older American women do.11/01/2000/Publications/Articles/2000/OlderWomenLivingLongerLivingAlone.aspx9df7c6b6-4681-4681-a468-d396ca3e4f29Solitaire Set Continues to GrowBetween 1970 and 2002, the percentage of U.S. adults who lived alone increased from 8 percent to 14 percent. 03/03/2003/Publications/Articles/2003/SolitaireSetContinuestoGrow.aspx945aa4d5-6531-4288-9743-38f5c4d97a13Labor Force Participation of Americans Ages 55 and OverThrough most of the 20th century, U.S. labor force participation rates have declined for men at older ages. The trend in labor force participation for older women has been one of steady increase.11/01/2000/Publications/Articles/2000/LaborForceParticipationofAmericansAges55andOver.aspx93ab0d42-0a68-4bad-8018-3f6144a8fc7bThe Changing Age Structure of U.S. TeachersOver the past two decades, the median age of primary and secondary school teachers increased from 36 to 43. With a large number of teachers approaching retirement age, it is projected that 2 million new teachers will need to be hired in the next decade.08/01/2002/Publications/Articles/2002/TheChangingAgeStructureofUSTeachers.aspx8fec8879-01b5-4f59-966e-591f50c0e74bBaby-Boomer Retirees Changing the U.S. LandscapeAmericans ages 65 and older are far less likely to move than their working-age counterparts. Still, those who do move tend to converge on a small number of "retirement magnets."10/01/2000/Publications/Articles/2000/BabyBoomerRetireesChangingtheUSLandscape.aspx85f0eee6-6a29-4159-8fb6-33ac6e87de3eWhere Are Older Americans Living?In 2000, the proportion of the population estimated to be ages 65 and older varies among states. The percentages range from just under 6 percent in Alaska to over 18 percent in Florida. 11/01/2000/Publications/Articles/2000/WhereAreOlderAmericansLiving.aspx75e7a70d-5f29-4e51-b782-4e4ed4500d23Retirement States in U.S. See Slower Growth Population growth has slowed considerably in several retirement-destination states in the South and southwestern United Sates, according to data released on Dec. 23 by the U.S. Census Bureau. 12/24/2009/Publications/Articles/2009/retirementstates.aspx443c3fcc-3a5d-4a2e-830b-9950ebb02a0fThe Future of Human Life Expectancy: Have We Reached the Ceiling or Is the Sky the Limit?This new policy brief discusses the latest scholarly thinking on how best to project life expectancy, given trends such as the recent decline in disability rates and rise in childhood obesity.05/01/2006/Publications/Articles/2006/TheFutureofHumanLifeExpectancyHaveWeReachedtheCeilingorIstheSkytheLimit.aspx359de472-939e-4901-a452-578077c65610Sources of Income for Older AmericansIn 1998, Social Security benefits provided the primary source of money income for the older population in the United States. The mean income received from the Social Security program in 1998 was $8,869.11/01/2000/Publications/Articles/2000/SourcesofIncomeforOlderAmericans.aspx1f2a76a7-c13a-4f57-8dc7-c91caf3cb238