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Longevity: Social Aspects

Citation

Rogers, Richard G. & Hummer, Robert A. (2002). Longevity: Social Aspects. In Ekerdt, David J. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Aging (pp. 820-6). New York: Macmillan Reference USA.

Abstract

The population of the United States enjoys one of the highest life expectancies in the world, and throughout the twentieth century the life expectancy of Americans increased remarkably. When the twentieth century began, U.S. newborns could expect to live an average of 47 years (see Figure 1). By 1960, that number had risen to 70 years, and it had increased to 76.7 years by the year 1998 (Anderson; Murphy).

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Reference Type

Book Chapter

Book Title

Encyclopedia of Aging

Author(s)

Rogers, Richard G.
Hummer, Robert A.

Editor(s)

Ekerdt, David J.

Year Published

2002

Volume Number

3

Pages

820-6

Publisher

Macmillan Reference USA

City of Publication

New York

Reference ID

8639