PRB Topic Feed: Aging/Topics/Aging.aspxPublic Policy, Financial Decisions, and the Health of Older AdultsEven before recent financial crises brought into question the financial decisions made by individuals of all ages, cognitive aging patterns and the prevalence of dementia raised concerns about the ability of many older adults to manage their financial resources. 10/29/2009/Publications/Articles/2009/policyandhealth.aspxfa34d7b9-b3f8-472b-9252-0102fbb6671fA Spectator’s Guide to Entitlement ReformThis guide offers suggestions for evaluating the detailed proposals for reforming the social insurance system in the U.S. 05/15/2002/Publications/Articles/2002/ASpectatorsGuidetoEntitlementReform.aspxf39d34de-e4cf-4d60-80af-910b4facf921Which U.S. States Are the 'Oldest'?One quarter of elderly Americans live in one of three states: California, Florida, and New York. Sparsely populated states such as Alaska, Wyoming, Vermont, and North Dakota have very small elderly populations — less than 100,000 each in 2000. 04/03/2003/Publications/Articles/2003/WhichUSStatesAretheOldest.aspxe3f8c1d5-ccb6-4292-b023-20c36925bd76The New Generation GapMinorities are not evenly distributed across age groups. New estimates show a growing racial/ethnic divergence between America’s elderly population and younger age groups, creating a new kind of generation gap in the United States.05/17/2007/Publications/Articles/2007/NewGenerationGap.aspxe2e36d58-8130-4139-917d-0a9203e29497The Flap Over Replacement MigrationA draft report on replacement migration by the UN Population Division suggests Europe and Japan may require huge influxes of immigrants to counter population aging, prompting swift reaction from across Europe and Asia.05/01/2000/Publications/Articles/2000/TheFlapOverReplacementMigration.aspxe11e5cac-9633-432e-9a3e-ede53335d3dcDisability and AgingThe rates of old-age disability have declined in recent decades, and it is expected that Americans will live longer before disability sets in than is true today. 08/17/2007/Publications/Articles/2007/DisabilityandAging.aspxdafc64f4-21a1-4134-8518-12e3a38d2d12Social Security Looks Beyond 65th BirthdayToday, Aug. 14, 2000, Social Security turns 65, but it's not about to retire. What will happen to the U.S. Social Security system in next 65 years? Will it go broke? 08/01/2000/Publications/Articles/2000/SocialSecurityLooksBeyond65thBirthday.aspxd4f4bb60-9431-4a91-be1a-1550dc07d81aEducation, Medical Treatment, and Social Networks Can Promote 'Brain Health' Among U.S. Elderly Education, income, better treatment of stroke and heart disease, and other factors affect the severe decline in cognitive ability among nearly 10 percent of U.S. elderly.03/31/2009/Publications/Articles/2009/cognitiveimpairment.aspxc7b98b6b-c43e-444d-9322-da7fb7bfe9dbUp to Half of U.S. Premature Deaths Are Preventable; Behavioral Factors KeyUp to half of all premature (or early) deaths in the United States are due to behavioral and other preventable factors--including modifiable habits such as tobacco use, poor diet, and lack of exercise, according to studies reviewed in a new National Research Council and Institute of Medicine report.09/14/2015/Publications/Articles/2015/us-premature-deaths.aspxc38b0c9d-fd7f-43ca-a7f1-2493278fbe6aThe Divergent Paths of Baby Boomers and ImmigrantsThe United States is in the midst of a major realignment of its population as the baby-boom generation ages into retirement and a smaller, strikingly different younger generation prepares to take over. 03/21/2007/Publications/Articles/2007/DivergentPathsofBabyBoomersandImmigrants.aspxc1e97970-7d68-4404-9c9c-a3eb5d851d1d