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Study Report

Study Number: QM-002-002-3-1-United States-ICPSR-1981

Subject Area: Aging

Bibliographic Citation: Aging in the eighties: America in transition, 1981.  [machine-readable data file] / National Council on the Aging  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 8691

Date Accessioned: 9/18/1996

Number of Files Received: 5

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 9/18/1996

Documentation: The codebook file and questionnaire file are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. View PDF codebook file. You can read more about PDF files here. In addition, SAS and SPSS definition files are available.

Abstract: This survey was undertaken to record changes in views about aging by both the aged themselves and younger adults. In the seven years after the benchmark study THE MYTH AND REALITY OF AGING, 1974 (ICPSR 7657) was conducted, a number of significant social and demographic changes occurred in American society, some profound economic trends continued, suspicions grew about an impending financial crisis in the Social Security system, and new priorities emerged at both national and local political levels. AGING IN THE EIGHTIES updates topics from THE MYTH AND REALITY OF AGING with items relating to the experience of aging, social activities and the involvement of the elderly, expectations and attitudes about retirement, and preparation for retirement. Other major issues were explored for the first time, including the economics of aging and retirement, the changing face of retirement and employment after 65, social security and the role of government, health, and health care.

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