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Clark addresses the issue of whether government programs should provide benefits to people simply because of age or whether programs should be redirected to provide benefits to older persons who also are poor.
At the close of the 20th-century, the state's population had increasingly grown older with only 3.5 percent of citizens over 65 in 1900 to 12 percent in 2000. These numbers are expected to increase further, the percentage projected to double by 2030. An aging population requires state leaders to consider how older populations can contribute to society and what services this group will need. The article presents a statistical breakdown of the 65 plus age demographic and compares state information with national data.