In america a dim view of such changes is taken

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IN AMERICA, A DIM VIEW OF SUCH CHANGES IS TAKEN PHYSICAL CHANGES GRAYING OF HAIR WRINKLES LOSS OF HEIGHT DECLINE IN STRENGTH CHRONIC ILLNESSES SET IN REALITY 70% OF THOSE OVER 65 REPORT GOOD HEALTH WELL-TO-DO PEOPLE HAVE IT BETTER SINCE THEY CAN AFFORD PREVENTIVE CARE MINORITY GROUP MEMBERS ARE MORE LIKELY TO REPORT POOR HEALTH Ageism PREJUDICE AND DISCRIMINATION AGAINST THE ELDERLY BLATANT AGEISM DENY A PERSON A JOB DUE TO AGE SUBTLE AGEISM WAYS WHICH CULTURE PERPETUATES STEREOTYPES OF THE ELDERLY NEGATIVE CARTOON IMAGES JOKES AND OTHER VERBALIZATIONS
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MINORITY GROUP STATUS? NO, BUT THE GROUP DOES HAVE CHARACTERISTIC PLEASURES AND CHALLENGES SOCIAL ISOLATION THE DEATH OF A SIGNIFICANT OTHER AND RETIREMENT CAUSE ISOLATION ISOLATION IS A LEADING CAUSE OF ANXIETY IN THE ELDERLY THREE-FOURTHS OF WIDOWS AND WIDOWERS REPORT LONELINESS AS THEIR MOST SERIOUS PROBLEM WOMEN SUFFER FROM THIS MORE THAN MEN, DUE TO LONGER LIFE EXPECTANCY RATES FAMILIES OFFER THE ELDERLY THE SOCIAL CONTACT THAT IS NEEDED DAUGHTERS ARE MORE LIKELY TO VISIT PARENTS THAN SONS Modernization and Disengagement Theories INCREASES IN STANDARD OF LIVING AND MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES WHICH INCREASE LIFE EXPECTANCY RATES REALITIES OF THE ECONOMY MAKE CHILDREN LESS DEPENDENT UPON (LESS APPRECIATIVE OF) THE ELDERLY MOST OLD AND VERY YOUNG DO NOT WORK RECEIVE LESS PRESTIGE BECAUSE OF IT THOSE WHO WORK ARE OFTEN FORCED INTO JOBS THAT REQUIRE FAR LESS ACTIVITY THE ELDERLY MAY BECOME MARGINAL PERSONS AS A RESULT OF LOST SOCIAL POSITION AND PRESTIGE BECAUSE OF MODERNIZATION, DISENGAGEMENT THEORY SUGGESTS THAT SOME ELDERLY WITHDRAW FROM SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AS SOCIETY MARGINALIZES THEM. SOCIAL CHANGE Social Change SOCIAL CHANGE HAPPENS EVERYWHERE, ONLY THE RATE OF CHANGE VARIES IT IS OFTEN INTENTIONAL, BUT CAN ALSO BE UNPLANNED CHANGE ALMOST ALWAYS GENERATES CONTROVERSY SOME SOCIAL CHANGES MATTER MORE THAN OTHER CHANGES Social Change & Conflict CONFLICT AND SOCIAL CHANGE
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TENSIONS AND STRESSORS BETWEEN INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS CAN BRING ABOUT CHANGE DIFFERENT GROUPS GAIN AND LOSE POWER AND PRIVILEGE AS THEY STRUGGLE FOR THEIR OWN POSITIONS Other Reasons for Social Change IDEAS AND CHANGE IDEAS CAN FUEL SOCIAL MOVEMENTS WHICH BRING ABOUT SOCIAL CHANGE THE IDEA OF EQUAL RIGHTS FOR EVERYONE THE ENVIRONMENT AND CHANGE CONTROL AND MANIPULATION OF THE ENVIRONMENT LEADS TO PREDICTABILITY THE USE OF NEW TECHNOLOGY AT WORK DEMOGRAPHICS AND CHANGE INCREASES AND DECREASES IN NUMBERS CAN LEAD TO SOCIAL CHANGE AS SOCIETY MAY NEED TO EXPAND AND/OR CONTRACT NEED FOR JOBS, HOUSING, EDUCATION, ETC.
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