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65 and older population since 1900

Since 1900, the 65 and older population has doubled 3 times.

Friedland, Robert B. and Laura Summer. Demography Is Not Destiny, Revisited. Washington, D.C.: Center on an Aging Society, Georgetown University; 2005

Reference

Title
Demography Is Not Destiny, Revisited
Publisher
Center on an Aging Society, Georgetown University
Publication Date
2005
Authors
Friedland, Robert B. and Laura Summer

Categories

  • Today's Older Population

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