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Oldest-old population growth due to Baby Boomers

By 2030, the oldest-old population will grow immensely as the Baby Boomer population reaches the age of 85+.

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 6, 2015

Reference

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

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