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Explaining Divergent Levels of Longevity in High-Income Countries

During the last 25 years, life expectancy at age 50 in the United States has been rising, but at a slower pace than in many other high-income countries, such as Japan and Australia. This difference is particularly notable given that the ...

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Change and the 2020 Census: Not Whether But How

Sponsored by the Census Bureau and charged to evaluate the 2010 U.S. census with an eye toward suggesting research and development for the 2020 census, the Panel to Review the 2010 Census uses this first interim report to suggest general ...

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International Differences in Mortality at Older Ages:Dimensions and Sources

In 1950 men and women in the United States had a combined life expectancy of 68.9 years, the 12th highest life expectancy at birth in the world. Today, life expectancy is up to 79.2 years, yet the country is now ...

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Measuring the Group Quarters Population in the American Community Survey: Interim Report

Following several years of testing and evaluation, the American Community Survey (ACS) was launched in 2005 as a replacement for the census "long form," used to collect detailed social, economic, and housing data from a sample of the U.S. population ...

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Preparing for the Challenges of Population Aging in Asia: Strengthening the Scientific Basis of Policy Development

Preparing for the Challenges of Population Aging in Asia discusses the challenges posed by a rapidly aging population and identifies needed research to help policymakers better respond to them. While the percentage of elderly people in nearly every nation is ...

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Envisioning the 2020 Census

Planning for the 2020 census is already beginning. This book from the National Research Council examines several aspects of census planning, including questionnaire design, address updating, non-response follow-up, coverage follow-up, de-duplication of housing units and residents, editing and imputation procedures, ...

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Grand Challenges of Our Aging Society:Workshop Summary

Aging populations are generating both challenges and opportunities for societies around the globe. Increases in longevity and improvements in health raise many questions. What steps can be taken to optimize physical and cognitive health and productivity across the life span? ...

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Improving State Voter Registration Databases:Final Report

Improving State Voter Registration Databases outlines several actions that are needed to help make voter registration databases capable of sharing information within state agencies and across state lines. These include short-term changes to improve education, dissemination of information, and administrative ...

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Experimentation and Testing Plans for the 2010 Census: Letter Report

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Improving the Measurement of Late-Life Disability in Population Surveys:Beyond ADLs and IADLs: Summary of a Workshop

Improving the Measurement of Late-Life Disability in Population Surveys summarizes a workshop organized to draw upon recent advances to improve the measurement of physical and cognitive disability in population surveys of the elderly population. The book questions whether or not ...

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