Aging - By 2050, there will be more older persons (60 and...

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Unformatted text preview: By 2050, there will be more older persons (60 and older) than there are young (under 15). Population aging affects everyone everywhere as it shifts the balance in society and the ratio of the working to retired. It is not going anywhere, the trend is here to stay! It affects all facets of human life. Economic impact Social and health impact Political impact Elderly couple in Trinidad, Cuba, 1999. (National Geographic) An elderly lady Havana, Cuba (tommyimages.com) A group of elderly Cuban women (Photo from The Washington Post website, 2007). Health promotion is key! 90 miles from the Florida coast. Population of 11 million 10.7% of population is 65 and over. Emigration is a continuing problem. Totalitarian and communist state....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course SOWK 307 taught by Professor Boudon during the Spring '08 term at South Carolina.

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