INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY AGING

INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY AGING - Aging rates,...

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Aging Measures and trends in population aging- because of low morality and fertility  rates, American society is rapidly graying or aging   Biological, psychological, and social aging-  biological aging: physical aging is  inevitable but most people can preserve a high level of health well into old age  with   proper   nurtrition,   diet,   and   exercise,   psychological   aging:   most   mental  abilities do not decline significantly until the late 80’s, social aging: norms, values,  and roles that are culturally associated with chronological age   Birth cohort  Future trends of aging population-  baby boomers are expected to have even  longer, healthier lives than current cohorts of older adults due to increased  educational attainment, better health behaviors, perceived agency, control over  health decisions, re-invention of stereotypes about aging Age stratification
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This note was uploaded on 09/07/2011 for the course SOC 101 taught by Professor Lang during the Spring '06 term at Rutgers.

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