Abstract

The United States has belatedly recognized the major demographic changes that have occurred over recent decades. Even more dramatic changes are anticipated between now and the year 2000, and beyond. While the 1961 and 1971 White House Conferences on Aging focused on the growing numbers of older adults, the rapid increase in older Americans up to the present and projected for the future is center stage for the 1981 White House Conference on Aging.

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