Lecture 4 Gender and Age

Lecture 4 Gender and Age - Squaring of the Population...

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Gender and Age Lecture 4
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Gender vs. Sex Gender = socially and culturally created roles - socialization - opportunity structure - attitudes, values and behaviors Sex = biological categories of male/female
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Paradox of Men’s Higher Mortality and Lower Morbidity Men: more life-threatening diseases Women: more chronic diseases that are not life threatening
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Aging of the Population People live longer Birth rates are lower
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Unformatted text preview: Squaring of the Population Pyramid Most Prevalent Problems among People 65 Years and Older Arthritis Hypertension Hearing impairment Heart disease Cataracts Orthopedic impairment Self Perceptions of Health among Older People Often positive in spite of the fact that health declines with age Reasons: Social Comparison Changing definition of health...
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