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As baby boomers reach retirement age, concerns about the financial stability of Social Security, trends in disability, health care costs, and the supply of caregivers are all at the forefront of conversation. Aging in America focuses on the economic and demographic portrait of the senior population and answers several important questions: *What is the socio-economic portrait of the senior population in my community? *How has this population changed over time? *Where are the most diverse or most homogenous communities? *What proportion of the senior population is still working? *What are their incomes? *Is there affordable housing in this area for seniors? *How many seniors care for grandchildren? *What is the incidence of disability by type? The Decennial Census and annual American Community Survey form the basis for this aging portrait. These critical data sources provide comparable and comprehensive statistics for all communities across the nation.
Robert L. Scardamalia is currently President of RLS Demographics, Inc., a firm specializing in the use and analysis of economic and demographic data for private and public applications. He is a professional demographer and has more than 30 years of experience using Census and related economic and demographic data for marketing, business attraction, and public sector program management. He is an expert on the sources of demographic data for use in public and private sector application and a recognized expert in population forecasting developing a cohort-component projections model used by the New York City Department of City Planning and the State of New Hampshire. Bob has a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from Penn State University and a Master's Degree in Demography from Georgetown University. He is also an adjunct faculty member in the Sociology Department at the State University of New York at Albany.
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