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Images of Aging in America, 1994

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
2001-03-09
Language
English
Free Keywords
aging; aging population; attitudes; health status; images; influence; intergenerational conflict; older adults; perceptions; retirees; social contact; United States
Description
  • Abstract

    During 1994, the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) conducted a survey to explore the different images, perceptions, and attitudes that Americans have toward aging, how those images have shifted over time, and how perceptions of aging differ among population subgroups. Respondents were asked about the factors that determine when men and women become "old," the best and worst things about being over 65, and problems experienced before and after age 65. Regarding intergenerational conflict, respondents were queried about levels of respect between people over 65 and people younger than 65, influence exerted by retired persons, and the share of government benefits allocated to older persons. Other areas of investigation focused on life satisfaction, health status, anxiety levels, and levels of contact with people aged 65 and older. Demographic characteristics of respondents include age, sex, marital status, living situation, and employment status.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Created online analysis version with question text..
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: IMAGES OF AGING IN AMERICA, 1994
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1994
  • Collection date: 1994
Sampled Universe
Households in the United States.
Sampling
Random telephone survey of 1,200 adults.
Note
2001-05-09 Additional data cleaning was done by ICPSR.
Availability
Delivery
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (help@icpsr.umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 3094 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR03094.v2
Publications
  • Basham, Randy, Kang, Suk Young. Sustainable Aging: Innovations in Emerging Technology and Service Delivery. National Technology and Social Science Conference, 2010.Las Vegas, NV. 2010.
    • ID: http://nssa.us/journals/pdf/NSS_Proceedings_2010_Las_Vegas_1.pdf#page=33 (URL)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 3 | Registration Date: 2015-06-30

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) (2001): Images of Aging in America, 1994. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03094.v1