Intergenerational Relations notes slides2010

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Intergenerational Relations Sociology 415 Sociology 415 Jennifer Glick Jennifer Glick
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Understanding the well-being of the older population…. The population ages as fertility declines. As acute disease decreases, children survive infancy and grow into adulthood. The size of the “elderly” population changes not only with more people but with changes in the definition of “old age”….
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The population over age 65 is less ethnically diverse than people in younger age groups but this is changing quickly as ethnic groups grow and age.
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Older Population is Geographically concentrated Migration of younger adults from rural and manufacturing communities Migration of middle and upper income elderly to sunbelt states and newer retirement destinations Migration of elderly back “home” = migration for care (14% of people 65+ who moved between 2002 and 2003 cited health as a reason for the move)
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The Modernization of Old Age Demographically: life expectancy increased. Higher for whites than non-whites.
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This note was uploaded on 03/02/2011 for the course SOC 415 taught by Professor Jenniferglick during the Fall '10 term at ASU.

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