Category Archive for: AGING AND INEQUALITY BASED IN AGE

Age in Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Age in Historical and Contemporary Perspectives People are assigned to different roles and positions based on the age structure and role structure in a particular society. Age structure  is the number of people of each age level within the society; role structure is the number and type of positions available to them (Riley  and Riley. 1994). Over the…

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Trends in Aging

Trends in Aging Over the past 25 years. the U.S. population has been aging. The median age (the age at which half the people are younger and half are older) has increased by slightly more than 6 years-from se in 1980 t? 36.4 in 2006 (U.S. Census Bureau, 2009). 111is change was partly a result of the Baby Boomers (people…

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The Social Significance of Age

The Social Significance  of Age “How old are you?” 111is is one of the most freque.itly asked questions in the United States. Beyond medicating  how old or young a person is. age is socially significant because it defines what is appropriate for or expected of people at various stages. example. child development specialists have identified stages of cognitive development based…

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AGING AND INEQUALITY BASED IN AGE

AGING AND INEQUALITY  BASED IN AGE from society. many others are physically. socially. and financially independent.  Today. people age’ 65 and older make up 13 percentof the total population in the United States. and it is  estimated that people in this age group will constitute20 percent of the total population by 2050. Almost 90 percent of the…

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