Population and Aging


RAND research on population and aging analyzes demographic and immigration trends and explores a range of issues, from family planning to religion to discrimination. RAND also studies vulnerable populations—such as the elderly and the poor—analyzing retirement and other aspects of financial decisionmaking, welfare, and end-of-life issues.

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    Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Fall Prevention Intervention

    Oct 26, 2016

    An evaluation of a fall prevention intervention found no significant reduction in health care costs or emergency room visits for fall-related injuries.

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    Living Longer, Working Longer

    Aug 25, 2016

    When people live longer, the costs of Social Security and Medicare increase and threaten the sustainability of these programs. Households also worry about how to finance more retirement years. But people are working longer, and if they continue to do so, they will reduce some of the problems.

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