Category Age-Aging-Generations

40.4 million people provided eldercare in 2013–14

40.4 million people provided eldercare in 2013–14 Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Sixteen percent (40.4 million) of the civilian noninstitutional population age 15 and older provided unpaid eldercare over the 2013–14 period. Eldercare providers are defined as people who provide unpaid care to someone age 65 or older who needs help because of a condition […]

Global AgeWatch Index

Global AgeWatch Index Source: HelpAge International From press release (Word): Today (Wednesday 9 September 2015), HelpAge International is launching the Global AgeWatch Index 2015, ranking 96 countries according to the social and economic well-being of older people. The Index represents 91 per cent of people aged 60 and over, some 901 million people, measuring the […]

Most Millennials Resist the ‘Millennial’ Label

Most Millennials Resist the ‘Millennial’ Label Source: Pew Research Center Millennials will soon become the nation’s largest living generation. They already have surpassed Generation X to make up the largest share of the U.S. workforce. Despite the size and influence of the Millennial generation, however, most of those in this age cohort do not identify […]

Monitoring the Future national survey results on drug use, 1975-2014: Volume II, college students and adults ages 19-55

Monitoring the Future national survey results on drug use, 1975-2014: Volume II, college students and adults ages 19-55 (PDF) Source: Monitoring the Future (University of Michigan) From press release (PDF): Daily marijuana use among the nation’s college students is on the rise, surpassing daily cigarette smoking for the first time in 2014. A series of […]

AARP Travel Research: 2015 Boomer Travel Plans

AARP Travel Research: 2015 Boomer Travel Plans Source: AARP Baby Boomers will be active travelers in 2015, as they anticipate taking an average of 4-5 trips next year. Leading-edge Generation Xers, those age 45-49, also plan to take 4-5 in 2015. This research report highlights Baby Boomers’ 2015 travel plans. Some key findings include: More […]

Social Security 80th Anniversary Survey Report

Social Security 80th Anniversary Survey Report Source: AARP KEY FINDINGS Four in five adults (80%) rely on or plan to rely on Social Security in the future as a source of income in retirement, including a majority of those 18-29. Among adults who are not currently retired (60%), four in five (84%) agree—and more than […]

School Start Times for Middle School and High School Students — United States, 2011–12 School Year

School Start Times for Middle School and High School Students — United States, 2011–12 School Year Source: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (CDC) Adolescents who do not get enough sleep are more likely to be overweight (1); not engage in daily physical activity (2); suffer from depressive symptoms (2); engage in unhealthy risk behaviors such […]