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From the Publisher"Written as a companion to Aging: Demographics, Health, and Health Services, by E. Vierck and K. Hodges, this well-organized, easy-to-read statistical analysis of data from 1,500 documents related to Americans 65 and older can also be used independently. Data is divided into two major sections: Lifestyles, and Work and Money. Tables, charts, graphs, and data summaries describe such topics as marital status, living arrangements, and family life; where the elderly live; geographic mobility, transportation, volunteering, and community life; social activities, travel, and leisure; and finances, spending habits, and incomes of both wealthy and poor older Americans at the beginning of the 21st century. Not all the data presented are readily available from government documents; the authors have recalculated statistics from a variety of sources to draw insightful conclusions about the status and future of aged citizens. Also provided are a selected bibliography and list of useful Web sites, an appendix listing government agencies and resources on aging services, gerontology, and geriatrics, and a glossary….Recommended. All levels."