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The elderly make up a heterogeneous group of people over age 65 whose number is growing far faster than the rest of the population. This growth is especially true of the groups over age 75 and 85. The demographic phenomenon, sometimes referred to as the geriatric imperative, has major implications for the future. A population shift is occurring as the postwar baby-boomers grow older at a time when fertility rates have been decreasing. In the future there will be far fewer working people to support the older population than there are today.
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Born to Pay. The New Politics of Aging in America.. Ann Intern Med. 1987;107:949. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-107-6-949_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;107(6):949.
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