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Originally from St. Louis, Mo., Jada Irwin moved to the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area for work. As a single woman, she likes where she lives, but if she were to have children, she says, she would move to South Carolina or somewhere similarly less expensive. Mito Habe-Evans/NPR hide caption

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Single, Middle Class And Getting By

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Dibby Johnson (left) with colleagues Justin Pinder and Dominique Hodo at EchoDitto, one of two of Johnson's current consulting jobs. Courtesy of Dibby Johnson hide caption

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'Retirement Jobs' New Reality For Many

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Latinos Back Democrats, But Many May Not Vote

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Report Shows Unauthorized Immigrants Leaving U.S.

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New Millennial Homes designed this ranch house for Jim and Cheryl Waggoner in Tampa Bay, Fla. Jennifer Ludden/NPR hide caption

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Building Homes to Age In

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Edward and Lavinia Fitzgerald in Savannah, Ga., have dinner while telecaregiver Denise Cady of ResCare, a camera monitoring service, looks on. Jennifer Ludden/NPR hide caption

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Wired Homes Keep Tabs On Aging Parents

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High-Tech Aging: Tracking Seniors' Every Move

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Betty and Jack O'Connor want to stay in their Chevy Chase, Md., home as they age and are trying to create a network of volunteers in their neighborhood, called a "village," to help them with tasks they can no longer handle. Jennifer Ludden/NPR hide caption

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'Villages' Help Neighbors Age At Home

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Egg Producer In Recall Has History Of Violations

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Unlimited Vacation Time Not A Dream For Some

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More Workers Alleging Bias Against Caregivers

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More Couples Divorce After Decades Of Marriage

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Obama Tells Agencies: Speed Up The Hiring Process

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Obama Budget Pushes Paid Leave Programs

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