HLTC22H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Baby Boomers, Fordism, Population Ageing

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10 Mar 2020
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Review: worldwide trends and measures (questions: decline in birthrates, longer life expectancy, # of old people, median age, proportion of old people. The baby boom: wwii caused the baby boom as well as the industrialization, post war optimism, people coming back home to families increase in birth rate, fordist (commercialization) Baby bust: women"s liberation movements, social norms were changing in the 60s and 70s (women"s jobs, etc. ) Baby boomers: making lots of changes in society, changes included retirement patterns, economic changes, etc. Root causes are important because they will help us fix the problem from the root: dependency ratios, know stats for canada!!! Ageism includes elderspeak: elderspeak is a way younger people talk or communicate with older people. The way they speak may be louder or quitter, extra friendly and treating them like a child, speaking more slowly, etc. This can be offensive and should not be done.

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