Demographics And Cross Cultural Perspectives
Demographics And Cross Cultural Perspectives

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School
Louisiana State University
Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC 4072
Professor
A L L
Semester
Winter

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Demographics and Cross Cultural PerspectivesOverviewoDemographic trends and related issuesBroader social perspectivesimpacts just about everything since there are so many older peopleoEthnicity and cross cultural perspectivesEthnicity involves race nationality and backgroundoStatus of older people in traditional societiesNot modernizedoStatus of older people in modern societiesIndustrializedDemographic trends and related issuesoIncreasing numbers of older adults today and in the futureIn 1900s people65 only 4 of the US population and life expectancy was 47More agrarian didnt live as longCould safely ignore older people back then because the numbers werent as significantToday people65 are 12 of the US population and life expectancy is 77Tripling the percentage of population and adding 30 years to life expectancyWhat changed Advances in medicine keep people alive longerget better help so theres a lessening of death Also a drop in birth rates from then to now so there are less number of young people being born and more older people living longerIn 2020 people65 will be 16 of the US populationIn 2050 people65 will be 2025 of the US populationProblem of our childrengrandchildren
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