New Publications from the Population Reference Bureau
Vulnerable Older Americans Aren’t Getting Adequate Care—Even With Paid Caregivers or Grown Children
Paola Scommegna, Morgan Sherburne
Half of older parents who need daily care at home have unmet needs, and those with stepchildren are less likely to get help from their kids. Other at-risk groups include those with in-home caregivers or dementia, new studies show.
Life Expectancy Is Increasingly Tied to a State’s Policy Leanings
Paola Scommegna, Matthew Martinez, Lillian Kilduff
People in U.S. states with more liberal policies can expect to live longer than their peers in states with more conservative policies, thanks in part to laws on minimum wages, tobacco taxes, gun safety, and the environment, according to new research.