Policy and Advocacy

posted Tue, 2018-09-04 16:22
The September–October In Focus section of Aging Today tackles the older voter—how they voted in 2016, and what’s to be expected in 2018 and beyond.
posted Mon, 2018-08-20 14:03
U.S. Census Bureau statistics show that 11 million people, or 28 percent of those ages 65 and older, live alone.
posted Mon, 2018-07-30 00:15
Why do employers retain black workers when labor markets are tight, only to lay them off when downturns hit?
posted Tue, 2018-07-24 17:48
In rural, suburban and urban communities nationwide, far too many older adults and their families are struggling to pay rent and make ends meet.
posted Tue, 2018-07-17 13:32
The shrinking of newsrooms has meant fewer people dedicated to covering older adults and issues that affect them.
posted Tue, 2018-07-17 13:25
Across the 100 highest-grossing movies in 2016, only 11 percent of speaking characters were ages 60 or older.
posted Fri, 2018-07-06 18:50
An analysis of the impacts of mass incarceration on the African American community and on the cohort’s long-term health consequences.
posted Wed, 2018-06-27 14:54
Over the past several decades, healthcare costs have consumed an ever-greater percentage of U.S. spending.
posted Mon, 2018-06-25 21:54
Social identities such as race, class, gender, and sexual orientation shape economic and social experience. The Summer 2018 issue of Generations demonstrates how America’s increasing economic and social inequality affects older adults over time.
posted Thu, 2018-06-14 10:25
An unbefriended LGBT elder could end up with a guardian with whom the elder has no prior personal connection, and who may have little to no LGBT cultural competency or interest in protecting the elder’s LGBT identity and relationships.