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Chapter 10 soc 2505 - Older People and Their Families...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 11/4/10 Chapter 10 Older People and Their Families SOCL 2505 – 1 October 18, 2010
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11/4/10 Contemporary Trends Four living grandparents a new phenomena People live longer today Not all elderly persons are healthy & active Will society be able to adequately meet the needs of the elderly? Elderly are not only recipients of
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11/4/10 Modernization of Old Age l We tend to “old-fashion” grandparents l Mortality decline l Active life expectancy l Two consequences 1. Women and men expect to live longer 2. Women tend to outlive men
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11/4/10 Figure 10.1 : Actual and estimated population 65 years old and over in the U.S.
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11/4/10 Modernization of Old Age (cont) Fertility decline Fertility – number of births in a population Done raising children before grandchildren are born Fewer family roles as grandparents Rising standard of living Overall have more money today than in
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Modernization of Old Age (cont)
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