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Mark Mather, Population Reference Bureau

U.S. Population Aging and Implications for Health Spending
When Nov 05, 2018
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where 1101 Morrill Hall
Contact Name
Contact Phone 301-405-6403
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About the Presentation

The current growth of the population ages 65 and older is one of the most significant demographic trends in the history of the United States. In this presentation, Dr. Mather will provide an overview of trends in U.S. population aging and implications for health and health spending. Baby boomers are living longer than previous generations, and have higher average levels of education and work experience, which bode well for their economic security in old age. However, rising obesity rates put adults ages 55 to 64 at higher risk for chronic disability compared with their parents’ generation; and changes in family patterns may result in fewer family caregivers for older adults. Dr. Mather will discuss the intersection of these key demographic and health trends and the implications for policymakers.

About the Speaker

M. Mather

Mark Mather is the Associate Vice President of U.S. Programs at PRB, where he . communicates population research to advocacy groups, educators, journalists, policymakers, and the public. He is associate director of PRB’s Center for Public Information on Population Research, funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. In partnership with the Michigan Center on The Demography of Aging, he produces reports, web articles, and data visualizations that highlight research findings on the demography and economics of aging. He holds a Ph.D. and MA in Sociology from the University of Maryland and a BA in Anthropology from Penn State University.

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