Chapter 2 U S Demography and Assignment 2

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Chapter 2 Reading Assignment 1/15/2008 THE DEMOGRAPHY OF AGING Student Objectives 1. Remember the projected size of the U.S. population 65 and over in 2005 and the percentage this population represented of the total. 2. Explain how population pyramids are constructed and give at least two examples of how thy can be used. 3. Compare advantages and disadvantages of the following measures of population aging: a. proportion of older people in the population b. aged dependency ratio c. life expectancy 4. Describe the demographic process through which populations’ age. 5. Know how birth rates and death rates affect population aging. 6. Describe what is meant by “the aging of older population.” 7. Based on the information given about the composition of the older population with regard to gender, age, living arrangements, marital status, and education, is able to discuss the concept of “the typical older
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