CHFD 3710(g)

CHFD 3710(g) - CHFD 3710 Demographers use the absolute...

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CHFD 3710 Demographers use the absolute number of older people in a population to study population change within a society. Demographers use the median age of the population as a second measure of population aging The median age points to shifts in the political interests of the population. A higher median age means more people interested in programs and policies for later middle-aged and older adults A population can change in three ways: people move into or out of a society, people die, and people are born Migration has played a relatively small role in population aging in the United States and will likely play a smaller role in the future. Immigrants have less impact on population aging today than at certain times in the past Death rates fell throughout the past century for whites and nonwhites and for men and women Changes in life expectancy will affect the size and structure of the older population in the years ahead Continued increases in the number and population of the oldest old people in the
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2011 for the course CHFD 3710 taught by Professor Lewis during the Spring '11 term at UGA.

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CHFD 3710(g) - CHFD 3710 Demographers use the absolute...

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