Nearly 5,000 comments were collected from communities about what was needed to age with health and dignity, and these comments were synthesized into a series of recommendations for policymakers and service providers in the report.
The report finds that Hispanic, Black, and Asian workers are less likely than White workers to have an employer-sponsored retirement plan and strongly support state-facilitated retirement savings plans.
The paper empirically examines the state of Thai family care for older adults in various aspects (such as material and social support as well as personal care) and the challenges and opportunities facing Thai families.
Recent research suggests that intellectually demanding work is associated with a lower risk of developing dementia, according to a review of the current literature.
Vital Signs: Racial Disparities in Age-Specific Mortality Among Blacks or African Americans — United States, 1999–2015
Findings suggest an ongoing need for universal and targeted interventions that address the leading causes of deaths among blacks (especially cardiovascular disease and cancer and their risk factors) across the life span and create equal opportunities for health.
Return to Religion? Predictors of Religious Change Among Baby-Boomers in their Transition to Later Life
Researchers find that Baby-Boomers’ gravitation towards religion is characterized by their growing interest in spiritual matters and their need to cope with challenges caused by social, health, and economic losses.
Researchers find that pro-poor programs are more cost effective when people have the option to receive cash subsidies, and the availability of in-kind and in-cash choices reduces program costs overall.
The paper finds that most older adults are homeowners, and homeownership rates generally increased between 2006 and 2012; however, there is substantial variation across countries.