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Research on issues and topics of particular interest to the 50+.

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State-specific survey results and fact sheets concerning the 50+.


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COVID-19 research focusing on the pandemic's impact on older Americans.

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U.S. Caregivers' Use of Technology to Help with Caregiving

Most caregivers are comfortable with technology, and three-quarters are interested in using technology to assist with caregiving.

AARP Vital Voices Research, 2022–2024

AARP Vital Voices Research explores the needs and interests of the 45+ population across the states.

2022 Unemployment: Short Term and Long Term

Unemployed older adults encounter age discrimination during their job search, regardless of how long they're been unemployed.

Grandparents Are Gamers, Too — Especially Grandmothers

Grandparents play video games for fun, not just to connect with family. Most play solo, and grandmothers are the most avid gamers.

Workplace Wellness Among Workers 50-Plus

Workers returning to the workplace are prioritizing their overall well-being.

Low-Income Living in America: A Story of Adversity and Resilience

Despite multiple financial challenges, low-income adults are resilient and happy with their lives, according to an AARP national survey.

Age Discrimination Among Workers Age 50-Plus

Age discrimination is still a serious problem for workers age 50-plus, especially during the pandemic, according to new trend data.

Mirror/Mirror: Reflections on Beauty, Age and Media

Women of all ages are discriminated against regularly, and it's affecting their mental health.

Worried, Invisible, and Unheard: Women Voters 50-Plus Speak Out

She's the Difference focus groups reveal concerns and opinions of women voters age 50 and over. Most feel unheard and unseen by politicians and in public life.

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