Lecture Twelve Notes

Lecture Twelve Notes - GE 80A Lecture 12 Guest Lecturer The...

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GE 80A Lecture 12 Guest Lecturer The presidential election of 2008 will have the longest presidential campaign and the most Democratic and Republican candidates Polio vaccination implemented in 1954, polio is now eradicated AFDC – old welfare program 1971 White House Conference on Aging UCLA’s geriatric/gerontology department ranks number one nationwide Entitlement reform, redefining aging, diversity Entitlement reform: o Can we continue to afford the increase cost of Social Security and Medicare benefits? o Younger cohorts are concerned with who will pay for payroll taxes that pay for Social Security. Also concerned with the Baby Boomer generation depleting pensions, scholarships, and other sources of money. o Did younger generations promise to pay taxes for Medicare or Social Security? Yes, agree to pay higher taxes for these benefits No, disagree to pay but who will then take care of parents/grandparents? Redefining aging: o Constantly changing the age considered as being a senior citizen o Living longer, healthier, and more youthful o Old age is being redefined due to increase in life expectancy Diversity: o Fertility affects diversity o Replacement rate – 2.1 children o Above 2.1 children there will net increase in population, below 2.1 the death rates
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