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-be3a2b1fabf2PRB 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-b32eb1fa51b7Baby 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-b703-4098-8af8-2c3b692de24bNew 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-cf712df25b2bPublic 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-910b4facf921