CHFD 3710(d)

CHFD 3710(d) - CHFD 3710 Older people today as a group...

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CHFD 3710 Older people today as a group enter old age with more income than older people in the past. The social security syste, corporate pension plans, and good nutrition allow them to live more active lifestyles and to engage in new activities Gerontologists now speak of the young old(age 65 to 74),the old-old(age 75 to 84),and the oldest-old(age 85 and over) because the single age grade “old age” has lost its meaning Age stratification theory has a number of strengths. First, it has helped to separate age differences (between cohorts) from age changes over the life course (aging).Second, it highlights the impact of historical and social changes on individuals and cohorts. Third, it highlights the relationship between aging and social structures Criticisms of age stratification theory show the limits of the functionalist perspective. First, age stratification theory tends to see society as a homogeneous set of structures and functions that all people in an age cohort experience the same way. This approach
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This note was uploaded on 02/19/2011 for the course CHFD 3710 taught by Professor Lewis during the Spring '11 term at UGA.

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CHFD 3710(d) - CHFD 3710 Older people today as a group...

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