Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Aging of the State Prison Population, 1993-2013

Categories: Crime/Justice,Elderly,Statistics

Over the past two decades the number of state prisoners age 55 or older increased 400% from 3% of the total state prison population to 10%.  This report discusses factors that have contributed to the growing number of older inmates and examines changes in sex, race, current offense and sentencing characteristics of these offenders over time.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


Income of the Population 55 or Older, 2014

Categories: Elderly,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

Biennial report which includes more than 100 statistical tables with data on the major sources and amounts of income for people aged 55+ and their poverty status.  Also covers related social insurance and welfare programs.  See also Income of the Aged Chartbook 2014.  From the Social Security Administration


An Aging World: 2015

Categories: Elderly,Headlines,Health/Medical,Population/Census,Retirement/Social Security,Statistics

Estimates that the U.S. population 65+ will nearly double over the next three decades, going from 48 to 88 million by 2050 but that will represent a slower aging rate than many other countries.  Examines the continuing global aging trend with an emphasis on the differences among world regions. Also covers such topics as employment, retirement, life expectancy/health, fertility, and long-term care.  From the Census Bureau


Recommendations and Report for Financial Institutions on Preventing and Responding to Elder Financial Exploitation

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Elderly,Financial Crisis/Markets

Offers recommendations and best practices for financial institutions to follow in trying to prevent elder financial abuse and to intervene effectively.  From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau


Retirement Security: Better Information on Income Replacement Rates Needed to Help Workers Plan for Retirement

Categories: Elderly,Retirement/Social Security

Examines whether and how spending patterns vary by age, key factors used to develop target replacement rates, and the usefulness of such information provided by the Department of Labor.

From the Government Accountability Office


Long-Term Care Providers and Services Users in the United States: Data from the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers, 2013-2014

Categories: Elderly,Health/Medical,Statistics

Provides information on the supply, organizational characteristics, staffing and services offered by regulated providers of long-term care services, and the demographic, health, and functional composition of users of these services. From the National Center for Health Statistics


The Summit on Creativity and Aging in America

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Elderly

Report from a White House Conference held in May of 2015. Examines how the federal government can assist the arts to foster healthy aging and inclusive design for the growing older population. . From the National Endowment for the Arts


Mortality Among Centenarians in the United States, 2000-2014

Categories: Births/Deaths,Elderly,Health/Medical,Statistics

The number of Americans aged 100 or more increased by 43% from 2000 to 2014. This study analyzes mortality data to determine the number of deaths, age-specific death rates by race and ethnicity, and sex-specific leading causes of death among centenarians. From the National Center for Health Statistics


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