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American Perceptions of Aging in the 21st Century [APA21], 2000

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Cutler, Neal E.
  • Whitelaw, Nancy A.
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • OppenheimerFunds, Inc
  • Pfizer, Inc
Free Keywords
aging; beliefs; expectations; health; older adults; perceptions; retirement; young adults
  • Abstract

    This survey, the third in a series of studies conducted by the National Council on the Aging, was undertaken to record changes in views about aging among older people as well as younger adults. The series began with the MYTH AND REALITY OF AGING, 1974 (ICPSR 7657) and was followed by AGING IN THE EIGHTIES: AMERICA IN TRANSITION, 1981 (ICPSR 8691). This study, done in collaboration with the International Longevity Center - USA, Ltd., updates topics from MYTH AND REALITY OF AGING with items that explore the ideas and beliefs about aging. Major issues touched upon include the myth of generational warfare, aging experiences in the past 25 years, retirement, health, and anticipations of a long life. Demographic variables include race, age, gender, religion, education, and income.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1999 / 2000
    Time period: 1999--2000
  • 1999-12-29 / 2000-03-05
    Collection date: 1999-12-29--2000-03-05
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Adults aged 18 and over in the United States.
Nationally representative sample with an oversample of persons over age 65 and minorities over age 65.
2005-11-04 On 2005-03-14 new files were added to one or more datasets. These files included additional setup files as well as one or more of the following: SAS program, SAS transport, SPSS portable, and Stata system files. The metadata record was revised 2005-11-04 to reflect these additions. Funding insitution(s): OppenheimerFunds, Inc. Pfizer, Inc.
This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 3326 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
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  • Cutler, Neal. Money, health, and aging consumers: Ongoing challenges and new opportunities for retirement planning. Journal of Financial Service Professionals.55, (2), 52-59.2001.
  • Cutler, Neal. Who uses a financial planner, and why not?. Journal of Financial Service Professionals.55, (6), 33-36.2001.
  • Cutler, Neal E.. Financial Gerontology. Journal of Financial Service Professionals.55, (4), 24-27.2001.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Cutler, Neal E.; Whitelaw, Nancy A. (2002): American Perceptions of Aging in the 21st Century [APA21], 2000. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.