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Lecture 13

Lecture 13 notes

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Joseph Leydon

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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
age > 65 - relatively small age cohort, therefore smaller proportion of population but still
- 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,
- 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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