October 27 RQ

October 27 RQ - Name: Noel Mejia Soci 130 FA 2008 October...

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Name: Noel Mejia Soci 130 FA 2008 October 27 Reading Questions Chapter 10 (pp. 329-349): 1. a. How have life expectancy and active life expectancy changed? Life expectancy has increase for all races, and active life expectancy has also risen with elderly that are living longer and healthier b. How have changes in mortality affected relationships? Children today know not only their grandparent, but their great grandparents or even more than 4 grandparents, so the elderly are becoming a bigger part of families’ lives 2. a. In your own words, define ’tweeners. Those in between the income levels of poverty and the middle class b. What problem do ’tweeners face? Not poor enough to receive government benefits, but too poor to afford things like private insurance 3. What is the major difference between elderly women and elderly men’s living arrangements? What are two reasons for this difference? Elderly women are more likely to live separate from their kin, but elderly men are more likely to be in the care of
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