PRB Topic Feed: Aging/Topics/Aging.aspxAmericans Are Living Longer Than EverBetween 1900 and 2000, life expectancy in the United States increased from 51 to 80 for females and from 48 to 74 for males. Most of the improvements in life expectancy have resulted from reductions in infectious diseases among infants and children. 12/01/2002/Publications/Articles/2002/AmericansAreLivingLongerThanEver.aspx971b3806-c237-4477-8d01-35ee9171bba1The Health and Well-Being of Grandparents Caring for GrandchildrenThis e-newsletter provides an overview of the demographic characteristics of older grandparent caregivers and examines recent research supported by the National Institute on Aging and others on their health and well-being. 12/21/2011/Publications/Articles/2011/grandparent-caregivers.aspx8161d644-14b4-439e-9af0-d52e59dc452eResearch on Health and Well-Being Aims to Improve Quality of Life in Later YearsAs older Americans live longer, researchers are exploring the connections between health and well-being in order to improve the overall quality of life in later years. 06/19/2015/Publications/Articles/2015/todays-research-aging-wellbeing.aspx6ca058c8-a626-47b9-83ef-c8f0276a4d94Rapidly Aging U.S. Society Faces Complex IssuesThe aging of unprecedented numbers of Americans will have profound implications over the next several decades, and preparing for these changes will require an understanding of the changing characteristics of older Americans.12/01/2001/Publications/Articles/2001/RapidlyAgingUSSocietyFacesComplexIssues.aspx6bee1d64-0d21-49b7-b25d-0f8e95225aa0Uruguay Out Front on Population AgingWith the largest proportion of people 60 years and older, Uruguay represents the "oldest" nation in Latin America — indeed, in the entire Western Hemisphere. 06/01/2000/Publications/Articles/2000/UruguayOutFrontonPopulationAging.aspx5d15e27a-bf32-4041-b11f-2d5641d6b18aGlobal AgingWith funding from the Stanford Center on Longevity (SCL), PRB has collaborated with the Global Aging Program at SCL on the development of the SCL/PRB Index of Well-Being in Older Populations, a composite index to measure the well-being of older people across countries.07/10/2011/Publications/Articles/2011/global-aging.aspx487777bf-e8fe-4fb6-8c9d-c373167615f9Just How Many Baby Boomers Are There?Data from the U.S. Census Bureau show that there are 76.4 million baby boomers. 04/16/2014/Publications/Articles/2002/JustHowManyBabyBoomersAreThere.aspx3cd6d936-496c-4489-b361-eccfa0d5d84fWorld Population Aging: Clocks Illustrate Growth in Population Under Age 5 and Over Age 65Very low birth rates in developed countries, coupled with birth rate declines in most developing countries, are projected to increase the population ages 65 and over to the point in 2050 when it will be 2.5 times that of the population ages 0-4.01/10/2011/Publications/Articles/2011/agingpopulationclocks.aspx3493ec3e-49d3-4ab5-98de-af62bee39ff4Volunteering and Health for Aging PopulationsThis e-newsletter highlights recent findings from research affiliates of National Institute on Aging-supported centers on the impact of volunteering among older people. 08/10/2011/Publications/Articles/2011/volunteering-and-aging.aspx2308ada8-3bd9-487a-a959-e3e48b17d045New Research Findings May Help Older People Make Better DecisionsThe increasing size and longevity of the elderly population means that older people’s decisions on health care, risky investments, and other choices will become increasingly important to individuals and society. 06/30/2007/Publications/Articles/2007/DecisionmakingandAging.aspxff174a68-aae7-4a55-a7c8-cf712df25b2b