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Notes May 5 exam 4 - d. In 2004 there were 88,000...

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3B. Society Mortality 1. Public attitudes toward the elderly a. Those aged 65 and older are 12% of the population but 25% of the suicides b. 1/4 th of all retirees go back to work within 12 months Myths concerning elderly as deadwood 75% of those aged 85 years and older maintain their own homes 2. Poverty a. Shortens life of people in the lowest 20% of population by 7-10 years 3. Americans 65+ a. 1 in 8 or 12% of population b. 42% male and 58% female c. Those 85+ are 1.5 of population; will be 5% in 2050
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Unformatted text preview: d. In 2004 there were 88,000 centenarians (100+ years old) in U.S. i. In 1990 there were only 37,000 AARP recruits when you are 50 Power is a function of numbers, wealth, and organization. Helps the AARP 4. But, Old is becoming IN! a. Over 1/3 rd of federal budget goes toward programs for the elderly 37 questions from lecture, 15 from the text 5 from each chapter...
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This note was uploaded on 08/15/2011 for the course SOC 1004 taught by Professor Mdhughes during the Spring '07 term at Virginia Tech.

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