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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    Dementia Long-Term Care Policy Options for Family Caregivers and Medicare

    Jul 13, 2016

    The total cost of caring for people in the United States with dementia in 2010 was estimated to be between $159 billion and $215 billion. As the nation's population ages, these costs will soar. Lawmakers could consider policy changes that support family caregivers and expand Medicaid eligibility.

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    Millennials: Implications for the Intelligence Community

    Jul 18, 2016

    Millennials are now the largest generational segment of the U.S. population. How should the intelligence community adapt to interact with them as clients, employees, partners, and citizens?

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