Age & Aging: Crash Course Sociology #36 2 weeks ago

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People are getting older – not just in the individual sense, but the human population itself. Today we’re going to explore those shifting patterns and their implications. We’ll go over the biological, psychological, and cultural aspects of aging, including some of the particular challenges that older individuals face.

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References:
Sociology by John J. Macionis, 15th edition (2014)

UN World Population Prospects, 2015 Revision https://esa.un.org/unpd/wpp/publications/files/key_findings_wpp_2015.pdf

Demographic Trends in the 20th Century, US Census https://www.census.gov/prod/2002pubs/censr-4.pdf

2010 Census Shows Nation's Population is Aging https://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/2010_census/cb11-cn147.html

The Decline in US Fertility, Population Reference Bureau http://www.prb.org/Publications/Datasheets/2014/2014-world-population-data-sheet/us-fertility-decline-factsheet.aspx

National Vital Statistics Report, CDC https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr66/nvsr66_01.pdf

Percent of U.S. Adults 55 and Over with Chronic Conditions, CDC https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/health_policy/adult_chronic_conditions.htm

Facts for Features: Older Americans Month: May 2017, US Census https://www.census.gov/newsroom/facts-for-features/2017/cb17-ff08.html

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