312_vGuide_agingJapan_15iii2009 - ASAN 312 (Pollard)...

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(Viewing, discussion and study questions are on page 2 of this handout.) ASAN 312 (Pollard) Patterns of Population Change (viewing guide) 17 March 2009 Definition. For any country, an “age pyramid” visually represents percent distributions of people in different age cohorts. Below is an age pyramid for Japan in 2008: Using a bar chart to convey this information, an age pyramid shows the proportion of younger people at the bottom of the triangle, then moving higher to show the proportion of older age groups in a country’s population. Usually the population is grouped in 5- or 10-year age groups. Often each age group is separated into male and females. Guy Broumische (director). “Busy Forever: The Golden Years in Japan.” Odyseé / Novi Productions co-production. New York: Filmakers Library, 2001. In English and Japanese, with English voice-overs, 52 minutes. DVD 4232 . Excerpts. Cataloger’s note (on the video): “The Japanese response to a rapidly aging population is to stay in the workforce long after normal retirement age. This video profiles several Japanese working in their seventies and eighties.” Excerpts from a review of this video: “Starting with the producer’s lengthy but attention-getting gong fanfare, which sets the stage dramatically, viewers are introduced to a wide variety of Japanese seniors who
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2011 for the course ASAN 312 taught by Professor Pollard during the Spring '09 term at University of Hawaii, Manoa.

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