Family Relationships in an Aging Society
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How to Cite

Gillen, Martie, Terry Mills, and Jenny Jump. 2012. “Family Relationships in an Aging Society: FCS2210/FY625, Rev. 11/2012”. EDIS 2012 (11). Gainesville, FL.


Never in the history of America or the world has the population had more older adults than children. This revised 5-page fact sheet discusses some issues that happen as a result of having a greater number of older adults than children. It also looks at the roles of the family and intergenerational relationships supporting our aging society. Written by Martie Gillen, Terry Mills, and Jenny Jump, and published by the UF Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, November 2012.

FCS2210/FY625: Family Relationships in an Aging Society (
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U.S. Census Bureau. 2010. "The Older Population in the United States: 2010 to 2050." Accessed October 2012.