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Demography: A 'Big Science' Survey for the Social Sciences

Science  05 Jul 1996:
Vol. 273, Issue 5271, pp. 43
DOI: 10.1126/science.273.5271.43

Summary

One of the most ambitious and expensive social science projects ever undertaken, the Health and Retirement Study is tracking more than 12,500 workers born between the years of 1931 and 1941 and their spouses. The goal is to find out more about how they age and what resources they will have available, information that will help policy-makers plan for the coming elderly explosion

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