Jan 1, 1998
This research brief describes work documented in Understanding Trends in Functional Limitations Among Older Americans (RP-732).
Excerpt: Everyone knows that we are living longer, but the great unknown — and the subject of some controversy — has been whether older Americans are living in better health. This is not just a matter of personal interest. Policymakers would like to know the answer, as they plan for the retirement of those in the baby boom generation and as they shape the future of the Social Security and Medicare programs.