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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 2 Reading Assignment 1/15/2008 T H E D E MOGRAP HY OF AGING Student Objectives 1. Remember the projected size of the U.S. population 65 and over in the percentage this population represented of the total. 2005 and 2. two Explain how population pyramids are constructed and give at least examples of how thy can be used. 3. Compare advantages and disadvantages of the following measures of population aging: a. b. c. proportion of older people in the population aged dependency ratio life expectancy 4. 5. 6. 7. Describe the demographic process th rough which populations' age. Know how bi rth rates and death rates affect population aging. Describe what is meant by "the aging of older population." Based on the information given about the composition of the older able to discuss the concept of "the typical older population with regard to gender, age, living a r rangements, ma rital status, and education, is person." 8. I dentify areas in the U.S. where the largest concentrations of older people. 9. Describe the futu re impact of the "baby boom" and "baby bust" older population. cohorts on the 10. D iscuss at least two life stage factors influencing migration of older people. 11. Describe the major migration streams of older population to the Sunbelt. Chapter 2 Assignment - Due January 17th Visit the In ternational Database web site of the U.S. Census Bureau at ht tp://www.census.gov/ipc/www/idbpyr.html Select count ries; examine the summary output for each until you find the following: 1. An example of a count ry that is "young" in the most current year, but "Aging" by 2050. 2. An example of a count ry that has "aged" in the most current year. 3. An Example of a count ry that is "young" in the most current year, and still young in 2050. ...
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