CLASSPP1DemographicsofAgEFa10.ppt

CLASSPP1DemographicsofAgEFa10.ppt - Demographics of Age in...

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Unformatted text preview: Demographics of Age in the U.S. Demographics=______________ ___ ______________________________ Different Statistics for Different Uses Number of Elderly Median Age of Population Relative Proportion of Older People 35 million -- number of elderly Important for planning housing, services, etc. But doesnt show relative number of elderly Median age of the U.S. Population Has doubled since 1820 Good indicator of whether population is aging but doesnt show sizes or cohorts 36.7 Relative Proportion of Older People Has increased--Affects intergenerational relationships _________________________ __________________________ _ Proportion of young (0-14) and old (65+) relative to the rest of the population Overall dependency ratio will increase in coming decades because of a relative increase in both the young and the elderly Effects unknown because most elderly are independent and are working longer What Is a Generation?...
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CLASSPP1DemographicsofAgEFa10.ppt - Demographics of Age in...

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