Today, concerns about the financial stability of Social Security, trends in disability, health care costs, and the supply of caregivers are all driven by the coming explosion in the number of people over the age of 65. Aging in America focuses on the economic and demographic portrait of the senior population and can provide a context for analysis of broader population issues. It provides a wide range of characteristics of the older population including: age composition, race and Hispanic origin, educational attainment, living arrangements, veteran status, employment and income, health insurance, disability and housing characteristics.Extracting comparative information from the Census Bureau's databases can be difficult and time-consuming. Aging in America provides comparative data on a variety of topics in a single, easy-to-use volume. Some of the benefits of Aging in America include:
Mr. Scardamalia is a professional demographer whose career included serving as Chief Demographer for the State of New York for 22 years. As President of RLS Demographics, Inc. he has continued to provide demographic analysis for state and local governments and organizations, including work with the New York State Office for the Aging and the Albany Guardian Society, a senior services advocacy organization in Albany, NY. He specializes in the production of demographic projections, use of demographic and economic data for policy analysis and consumer marketing.
He is also the editor of Millennials in America, also published by Bernan Press.