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Published on 29 Jan 2011
School
UTSG
Department
Geography
Course
GGR100H1
Professor
GGR323 - Aging
aging - a global phenomena
- change balance of population substantially
- mostly in developing countries - no resources to deal with process of aging
- family structures being destroyed - smaller families dealing with large aging
population
age > 65 - relatively small age cohort, therefore smaller proportion of population but still
significant
- begin to experience population decline
aging & population decline in developed world
- level of economic liability change structure of families - standard size between 2-3 children
- not replacing the population
- role of females - changed from being primary child bearer to a wider role in society
- has an impact on family and society
- impact on career development
- changing family structures
- greater number of single parent families, families that choose not to have children,
etc
- change in family structure more acceptable nowadays
- increasing life expectancy - constantly improve medical technology, therefore increase age
of expectancy
- all combine to produce aging phenomenon
- declined number of births
- education required to move into labour force
- birth of first child- mid 30s
- children has a sense of entitlement - more spoiled, increases cost of child, less likely to
have more children
- long term effects
- increasing age cohorts are over age of 40
- constant immigration and significant age increase as well
consequences & concerns
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Ggr323 - aging aging - a global phenomena. Mostly in developing countries - no resources to deal with process of aging. Family structures being destroyed - smaller families dealing with large aging population age > 65 - relatively small age cohort, therefore smaller proportion of population but still significant. Begin to experience population decline aging & population decline in developed world. Level of economic liability change structure of families - standard size between 2-3 children. Role of females - changed from being primary child bearer to a wider role in society. Has an impact on family and society. Greater number of single parent families, families that choose not to have children, etc. Change in family structure more acceptable nowadays. Increasing life expectancy - constantly improve medical technology, therefore increase age of expectancy. Education required to move into labour force. Children has a sense of entitlement - more spoiled, increases cost of child, less likely to have more children.