(November 2010) According to Linda Waite, professor of sociology at the University of Chicago, a large share of the older population in the United States is doing well, overall. In her presentation as part of PRB’s Policy Seminar Series, Waite described an effort by her and colleagues to categorize older people into “classes” of health.

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