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Older population increase between 1900 and 2010

The older population increased by 37 million between 1900 and 2010.

Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics. Older Americans 2012: Key Indicators on Well-Being; 2012. https://agingstats.gov/docs/PastReports/2012/OA2012.pdf. Accessed July 1, 2015

Reference

Title
Older Americans 2012: Key Indicators on Well-Being
Publication Date
2012
Authors
Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics
URL
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Categories

  • Today's Older Population

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