New York Times highlights key HRS data in reporting on aging and caregiving
December 18, 2023
Contact: Jon Meerdink ([email protected])
ANN ARBOR — The New York Times relied heavily on data from the Institute for Social Research (ISR) in a recent major piece on the United States’ aging population and cost of caregiving.
“Dying Broke” drew on a great deal of data from ISR’s Health and Retirement Study (HRS). The data was used to build out four key sections of the report:
- A big picture overview of the state of long-term care in America
- The stories of seven adults talking about the challenges of taking care of their parents
- A look at how five other countries finance long-term care
- The methodology used to study the various aspects of care and their costs in America
The Times characterized HRS as “the most authoritative national survey of older people about their long-term care needs and financial resources” in its reporting. The full report is available here for New York Times subscribers.