Family Life and Aging ch 16

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Data Digest The percentage of the U.S. population over age 65 has been increasing steadily: 4% in 1900, 5% in 1920, 7% in 1940, 9% in 1960 and 13% in 2000. It is expected to grow to 20% in 2030. The oldest old are a small but growing group. In 2000, this group made up 1.6% of the U.S. population, compared with 0.6% in 1900. The average U.S. life expectancy was 47 in 1900, 68 in 1950, and 78 in 2005 (80.7 yrs for w; 74.9 yrs for m).
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Data Digest The percentage of racial and ethnic minorities age 65 and older in the U.S. population will increase from 16% in 2000 to 25% in 2030 and to 32% by 2050. More than 10% of American same-sex couples consist of one partner age 65 or older. American grandparents are raising or helping raise more than 6 million children, a 30% increase in the last 15 years.
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How much do you know about Aging? 1. Older adults are generally more depressed than younger people (T/F) 2. Social contacts increase as people get older (T/F) 3. Most older people become preoccupied with memories of their youth and childhood (T/F). 4. The five senses (sight, hearing, taste, touch, smell) all tend to weaken in old age (T/F). 5. A majority of older people have no interest in, nor capacity for, sexual relations (T/F).
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How much do you know about Aging? 6. Retirement is usually more difficult for women than for men (T or F). 7. The older I get, the sicker I’ll get. (T or F). 8. Older people are usually more patient than younger people. (T or F). 9. People age 85 and older are more likely to die of Alzheimer’s than of any other disease. (T or F). 10. Older people are more likely to commit suicide than teenagers or young adults (T or F).
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Gender Differences Among the Elderly Age 40 – 65: there are 141 women for every 100 men Age 65- 69: there are 116 women for every 100 men Age 85 and over: there are 230 women for every 100 men
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2011 for the course WOST 301 taught by Professor Bessellieu during the Fall '08 term at South Carolina.

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