PRB Topic Feed: Aging/Topics/Aging.aspxU.S. Elder Care Is in a Fragile StateWith baby boomers approaching retirement age, the financial difficulties of U.S. nursing homes and their inability to find enough working-age women to fill staff vacancies are especially troubling. But the problem is bigger than demographics. 01/01/2002/Publications/Articles/2002/USElderCareIsinaFragileState.aspxfec532ff-a756-4633-8f16-310e7718efc5Global Aging and the Demographic DivideThe world's developing countries are in the midst of demographic transition: a shift from a period of high mortality, short lives, and large families to one with a longer life expectancy and far fewer children. 03/25/2008/Publications/Articles/2008/globalaging.aspx4247ef25-8988-4766-958a-6df3b69c7d29Why Do Older Chinese Face Higher Death Rates in Rural Areas?Chinese adults who are cadres, or public officials who hold responsible or managerial positions in the party and government, had a significantly lower risk of death than other older Chinese. 02/11/2008/Publications/Articles/2008/olderchinese.aspxa2a1ca79-6c0d-4ae5-82c7-33712ec6bd6aThe Changing Demography of U.S. Flight AttendantsFlight attendants have become older compared with the overall U.S. workforce over the last several decades. The ongoing economic crisis suggests that the population of flight attendants will age even more in the coming years as many workers are likely to postpone their retirement.06/03/2009/Publications/Articles/2009/usflightattendants.aspx669db2e3-1807-4ef6-8aa0-998387ceb65eMore U.S. Baby Boomers Staying PutBefore the recession, many baby boomers—Americans born between 1946 and 1964—were moving away from densely populated cities, in favor of retirement destinations with lower housing costs, less traffic, and more natural amenities. But in recent years, more baby boomers have stayed close to home as they approach retirement age, according to PRB's analysis of Census Bureau data.06/13/2013/Publications/Articles/2013/us-babyboomers-staying-put.aspxb860d447-5c69-4a59-ad5f-be3a2b1fabf2New Studies Link U.S. Hispanics’ Longer Life Expectancy to Migration Patterns, Less SmokingU.S. Hispanics tend to defy the odds: They outlive non-Hispanic whites by three years on average, despite having lower income and education levels. In 2014, life expectancy at birth for the U.S. Hispanic population was 81.8 years, compared with 78.8 years for the U.S. non-Hispanic white population.01/01/0001/Publications/Articles/2017/Hispanics-Life-Expectancy-Migration-Patterns.aspx70107f70-f23a-428d-9ec3-39cc1270259fBaby Boomers and Millennials Boost Population in Parts of Rural AmericaTwo demographic groups—young adults ages 20 to 34 and older adults ages 65 and older—are reshaping the population in rural America. Changes in the U.S. economy have attracted young adults to rural areas rich in natural resources away from smaller metropolitan and nearby nonmetropolitan areas. The older adult population, on the other hand, has grown rapidly in areas with strong ties to recreation—areas with robust entertainment industries or natural amenities such as mountains, lakes, and forests—many of which are in less-populated areas. 01/12/2017/Publications/Articles/2017/Baby-Boomers-and-Millennials.aspx25442e9f-b703-4098-8af8-2c3b692de24bPRB Discuss Online: The Well-Being of Older PopulationsMarlene Lee and Toshiko Kaneda, senior research associates at PRB, answered questions from participants about what factors are important to the welfare of the elderly, how to make comparisons across countries, and the lessons learned from cross-national comparisons. 11/16/2010/Publications/Articles/2010/discussionnov2010.aspx6b567b6a-4420-4ecd-9745-b32eb1fa51b7Trends in Life Expectancy in the United States, Denmark, and the Netherlands: Rapid Increase, Stagnation, and ResumptionThis e-newsletter highlights key findings from a National Research Council expert panel that investigated the causes of stagnation in U.S. life expectancy at age 50 and above. 08/10/2011/Publications/Articles/2011/aging-trends.aspxf0b74d75-ed45-44d2-9f81-6a1c91666cbcWest Virginia Leads Nation in Social Security RecipientsIn 2000, West Virginia had the highest percentage of its population receiving Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) benefits.05/01/2002/Publications/Articles/2002/WestVirginiaLeadsNationinSocialSecurityRecipients.aspxebb559e2-73c9-4a2b-a821-43353dd6ae91