PRB Topic Feed: Aging/Topics/Aging.aspxHealth Insurance Coverage Among Older AmericansNearly all older Americans (99 percent in 1998) are covered by health insurance. Despite nearly universal insurance coverage, households headed by older people still have substantial out-of-pocket expenses for health care.11/01/2000/Publications/Articles/2000/HealthInsuranceCoverageAmongOlderAmericans.aspx15eafd9e-dabc-4375-be0f-e83f636d40d7Older Americans in PovertyThe dramatic decline in the percentage of the older population in poverty is associated with the expansion of federal programs like Social Security and Medicare, and of private pension systems.09/01/2000/Publications/Articles/2000/OlderAmericansinPoverty.aspx10a3026e-3c10-4914-88d5-73fae3136a7cThe Interaction of Genes, Behavior, and Social EnvironmentThis e-newsletter is the 27th in a series funded by the University of Michigan Demography Center. The topic highlights work by National Institute on Aging (NIA)-supported researchers and others on the interaction of genes, behavior, and the social environment. 12/03/2012/Publications/Articles/2012/genes-behavior-environment.aspx0c931d7f-58df-4c7b-bd63-35388f38935eFamily Caregiving for Older PeopleIn the United States, the vast majority of care that allows older people to live in their own homes is provided by family members who do not receive pay for their services. As the older share of the population increases and people live longer with chronic disabling conditions, particularly dementia, meeting the care needs of older Americans will become more challenging for families.02/24/2016/Publications/Articles/2016/todays-research-aging-caregiving.aspxca921334-e2d5-42fa-95e4-1bf749ed8a7cPlanning for Retirement and End-of-Life CareThis e-newsletter highlights work by National Institute on Aging (NIA)-supported researchers and others that examines the impact of planning on the well-being of older people and their families. 01/27/2012/Publications/Articles/2012/end-of-life-planning.aspxc8142125-15db-4a78-babb-e246504dd256How Much Better Can It Get?The U.S. Census Bureau's middle series projects life expectancies of 87 years for females and 81 years for men in 2050. Some analysts believe that life expectancy in the United States and other rich nations is approaching a biological limit. 12/01/2002/Publications/Articles/2002/HowMuchBetterCanItGet.aspxc41ddffb-9d70-427f-a8cf-09d160fb0842The Health and Life Expectancy of Older Blacks and Hispanics in the U.S.This newsletter highlights recent work by National Institute on Aging (NIA)-supported researchers and others who examined life expectancy and health trends among older blacks and Hispanics.06/14/2013/Publications/Articles/2013/life-expectancy-blacks-hispanics.aspxc03a9bdc-6177-4924-a608-40c7054e4f27Brazil's Fertility Falls Below Two-Child AverageRecent population estimates from Brazil's national statistical office (IBGE) peg the national fertility rate at just 1.9 lifetime children per woman in 2007, lower than previous rates estimated by the UN, the U.S. Census Bureau, PRB, and other international organizations that estimate population measures.02/17/2009/Publications/Articles/2009/braziltfrdecline.aspxb6aeffa8-f692-479b-80c9-9642f0aa9defEffects of the Great Recession on Older Americans' Health and Well-BeingAlthough young adults in their 20s and 30s bore the brunt of the Great Recession (2007 to 2009), many Americans ages 50 and older were also affected by rising unemployment, falling home values, and the decline in the stock market.11/04/2015/Publications/Articles/2015/todays-research-aging-great-recession.aspxa74410a0-e180-4680-9456-7216b643f25cNoncommunicable Diseases Among Older Adults in Low- and Middle-Income CountriesThis e-newsletter highlights work by National Institute on Aging (NIA)-supported researchers and others on the patterns and dynamics of noncommunicable diseases among older adults in low- and middle-income countries.08/01/2012/Publications/Articles/2012/noncommunicable-diseases-older-adults.aspx9892ca36-3793-4a58-9b4e-df341a6c5d8e