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Chapter 12 – Aging in Contemporary American Society and Culture Aging The physical, psychological, and social processes associated with growing older o Especially important in high income countries The social Significance of Aging Chronological Age- a person’s age based on their date of birth Functional Age- observable individual attributes sich as physical appearance, mobility, strength, coordination, and mental capacity that
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Unformatted text preview: are used to assign people to age categories Age Pyramid is barreled shaped Age Structure • The number of people at each age within the society • Role structure-the numbers and type of positions available to people at each level of society “Sandwich Generation” – have elderly parents and children under the age of 18 Gray America- median age is increasing because of baby boomers pulling the age up...
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