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Rural older Americans unanswered questions : hearing before the Special Committee on Aging, United States Senate, Ninety-seventh Congress, second session, Washington, D.C., May 19, 1982. by United States. Congress. Senate. Special Committee on Aging.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English

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  • United States.

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  • Rural elderly -- United States.

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LC ClassificationsKF26.5 .A3 1982k
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 113 p. :
Number of Pages113
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3142488M
LC Control Number82603263

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Along with national data, this book uses two detailed questionnaires which were administered to older Americans in Allegany County, New York in and as the basis for exploring the public The authors discuss the factors that shape the political views and behavior of the rural elderly, consulting social, economic, health and nutritional. In general, rural areas are sparsely populated, have low housing density, and are far from urban centers. Urban areas make up only 3 percent of the entire land area of the country but are home to more than 80 percent of the population. Conversely, 97 percent of the country’s land mass is rural but only percent of the population lives there. This pilot product, Aging in the U.S.: A Global Perspective, is the first in a series of infographics that the Forum will develop and release online. During - , other infographics will be developed around indicators covered in the Older Americans Chartbook.   Book recommendations: Family and friends are the primary source of book discovery for Americans 16 and older, especially so for suburban (66%) and urban residents (66%). Some 60% of rural residents say they get book recommendations from family and friends.

  Rural Americans are more likely to die from preventable cases of heart disease, cancer, stroke and chronic respiratory illnesses than their urban counterparts, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) shows. The findings point to a growing disparity between the health of Americans in the country's most populated and remote areas. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Youmans, E. Grant. Older rural Americans. Lexington, University of Kentucky Press, (OCoLC) For older persons living in poverty the rates of receiving income from a traditional pension, 40l (k) or similar plan are very low. Older Whites are significantly more likely than older African-Americans and Hispanics to receive retirement income from a File Size: 2MB.   Those 50 and older pine most for rural living. Americans in the two oldest age groups -- those 50 to 64 and 65 and older -- have similar preferences for their preferred community. Rural areas are the top choice of both groups (31% each), while big cities are last, mentioned by less than 10%.

life for rural Americans, however, I do not expect them to decrease. The sources cited in my initial paragraph docu-ment that greater poverty, older populations, access diffi-culties, lack of privacy, and isolation are integral aspects of rural life. They produce the more strongly rural values listedCited by: In , an estimated 41 million Americans were 65 years of age or older. By , that number is estimated to reach over 72 million, representing 19% of the total population. In a "Chats in the Stacks" book talk, Nina Glasgow, David L. Brown, and Douglas T. Gurak discuss how population aging is more rapid in rural areas of the United States. "Rural areas are aging at a faster rate than the general population," notes the Rural Health Information Hub, adding that "older adults also disproportionately live in rural areas." In , one-quarter of all Americans age 65 or older lived in small towns and rural communities and that number is growing. This book investigates sociological, demographic and geographic aspects of aging in rural and nonmetropolitan areas of the United States. Population aging is one of the most important trends of the 20 th and 21 st centuries, and it is occurring worldwide, especially in more developed countries such as the United States. Population aging is more rapid in rural than urban areas .