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date: 05 August 2020

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This chapter explores the basic demographics of the aging population in the United States, and its characteristics that are relevant to policymaking, programming, and management of the aging workforce and its optimal integration in the nation’s social and economic systems. The chapter begins with a description of cohorts and their size and characteristics. This is followed by a review of relevant sociodemographic and familial considerations (e.g., race/ethnicity, gender, immigration status, health status, marital status, family size and composition). The chapter concludes with a detailed discussion of the patterns of retirement currently displayed by aging members of the population and the kinds of employment opportunities that exist in the United States for older persons.

Keywords: Boomers, cohorts, population projections, sociodemographics of aging population, family characteristics of aging population, age at retirement, work and retirement patterns, employment for aging population

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