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Unformatted text preview: associated with industrial societies led people to dismiss the knowledge and skills of old people as irrelevant to the lives of the young. Demographics Population pyramids are a way of showing in graph form the percentage of a population in various age groups. In 1900, the U.S. population pyramid looked very much like a true pyramid: the base of the pyramid was large, indicating that most people were in their younger years, and the top of the pyramid was much smaller, showing that only a small percentage of the population was elderly. By the year 2030, the pyramid will look more like a pillar with the exception of the very top, which will reflect the large proportion of elderly people in the population....
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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