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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