#7 - AGE A The Baby Boom 1 The demographic effects of...

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AGE A. The Baby Boom . 1. The demographic effects of industrialization were further magnified by World War II 2. The net result was the “baby boom”—a dramatic increase in the population generated between 1946 and 1965. 3. In the period following 1965, there has been a decline in the numbers of children born into a typical family. 4. The net result is that the age pyramid that characterizes most traditional societies—many children, fewer adults, and very few elders—has been increasingly turned on its head, and older Canadians increasingly predominate in the population. 5. Median age (the point at which exactly one-half of the population is older and the other half is younger) of Canadians was 22.7 in 1901, 37.6 in 2001, and is expected to go up to 41.0 by 2011. B. Mandatory Retirement age questions 1. Will older citizens who continue to occupy positions in the labour force block the entry and advancement of younger Canadians? 2. Will older workers be increasingly the victims of ageist discrimination in the workplace? 3. Will seniors who are disabled or ill become an overwhelming burden for young citizens who are directly or indirectly (through taxation) involved in the provision of care for the elderly? 4.
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This note was uploaded on 01/12/2011 for the course SOC 600 taught by Professor B during the Fall '10 term at Seneca.

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#7 - AGE A The Baby Boom 1 The demographic effects of...

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