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New Data on How Older Americans Are Faring

Older_Americans_2010_Teaser.JPGNet-worth disparities among races and education levels, more older women in the labor force and a growing veteran population are among the highlights of a new government report on indicators of aging in the U.S.

Grandpa's Outnumbered: Generations and Populations

agepopthmb.gifHow have percentages of men vs. women in a given generation changed over time? And what unique factors might be in play from one 20th century generation to the next?

Want to Be Happy? Grow Up, Says New Study

agehappy.jpgHappiness comes with age -- age 50 to be exact -- according to a new report published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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