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Unformatted text preview: Europe-Becomes a top-heavy society o Where a society w/ a large pop. of old people is support by a much smaller pop. of younger people o There is a smaller # of younger people who can work Article: Political Life Medicare -Huge pop. of old people -Thus has huge amts. of political power- use it by voting-Have used it before to shape Medicare-Younger generations also benefit o Like that the govt is supporting the older people so that they dont have to o It is already expensive to have their own healthcare o But at the same time complain that the govt is using too much $ for the old people ** Medicare is a form of universal healthcare** Reading: Aging 1-How culture treats old people-Image of old people differs in diff. culture-Culture reflects old people-U.S. focuses on the young...
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This note was uploaded on 05/09/2010 for the course SOC 200 taught by Professor Marrone during the Spring '10 term at SUNY Stony Brook.
- Spring '10