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CHAPTER 17AGING FAMILIESLEARNING OBJECTIVESAt the end of this chapter, the student should be able to do the following:1Be familiar with our aging population in the United States, due to a longer life expectancy.2Discuss the living arrangements of older Americans, and differences in gender and ethnicity.3Know some of the issues with finances as people age in today’s economy.4Define retirement, and know some of the realities of marriage relationships in later life.5Understand later-life divorce, and the differences between widowhood and widowerhood.6Be familiar with the relationships between older parents, adult children and grandchildren.7Know how important grandparenthood is to some families, and the research involved.8Discuss the issues surrounding aging families and caregiving.9Define elder abuse and neglect.10. Be familiar with the changing American family and eldercare in the future.LECTURE OUTLINEI.Our Aging PopulationThe number of older persons in the United States (and all other industrialized nations) is growingremarkably. Not only has thenumberof elderly increased, but also theirproportionof the totalU.S. population is growing.A.Aging Baby BoomersBaby boomers are beginning to retire, and within the next twenty years they willcomprise a dramatically large elderly population.B.Longer Life Expectancy1.Longer life expectancy has contributed to the aging of our population.Demographers point to two general family-related consequences of our livinglonger:a.Because more generations are alive at once, there are greateropportunities for maintaining ties with kin.b.On average, Americans spend more years near the end of their lives withchronic health problems.C.Racial/Ethnic Composition of the Older American PopulationAs a group, non-Hispanic whites in the United States are older than other racial/ethniccategories.II.Living Arrangements of Older AmericansA.About one-quarter of U.S. households are made up of people living alone. Many of themare older persons.B.Gender Differences in Older Americans’ Living Arrangements1.Due mainly to differences in life expectancy, older men are much more likely tobe living with their spouse than are older women.1
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Chapter 172.Older women are significantly more likely than older men to live with personsother than their spouse.C.Racial/Ethnic Differences in Older Americans’ Living Arrangements1.African Americans and Hispanics are much more likely than whites to live withpersons other than their spouse.2.Among older Americans without partners, living arrangements depend on avariety of factors:
III.Aging in Today’s EconomyA.Today’s older Americans live on a combination of Social Security benefits, private

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