A pilot study of a method for determining the amount of time spent in certain leisure-time activities by the aged

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Marilea Roberts Grogan (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Irwin Sperry

Abstract: During the past decade (1950-1960) the aged population in the United States increased by nearly 35 per cent, while the total population increased by only 18.5 per cent. In 1920, one out of every twenty persons was sixty-five years of age or older; in I960, one in every eleven was sixty-five or older. Population projections made by the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare indicate that in the forty year period between I960 and 2000 the aged population will more than double in number, bringing the total to over thirty million. During the era in which our society was largely agricultural, retirement was gradual and self-imposed. When the aging farmer no longer felt physically able, or just didn't care, to carry on the operations of the farm, he relegated this job to a son or found a tenant farmer to continue his farm productions. Even in his retirement, he was free to watch his life's work being continued and to make suggestions and add a helping hand when he wanted to do so.

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Language: English
Date: 1963

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