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By Susan M. Hillier, Georgia M. Barrow

ISBN-10: 0495811661

ISBN-13: 9780495811664

Within the coming years, realizing senior voters might be extra vital than it is ever been. Are you prepared? getting older, the person, AND SOCIETY introduces you to gerontology in a compassionate method that is helping you realize them and know the way to paintings with them. it is balanced among educational and sensible discussions, and filled with learn instruments. That means, you are going to ace the category and be prepared for the longer term!

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Key T Terms age–dependency ratio ageism aging baby boom generation birth cohorts chronological/biological aging psychological/ social aging cohort critical perspective cumulative disadvantage Detriot syndrome gerontology gerontophilia gerontophobia life expectancy population pyramids selection for survival senescence social gerontologists sociogenic aging Questions for Discussion Ques 1. There are different ways of looking at age. How old are you in your mental outlook on life? How old are you spiritually?

The second kind of negativism is called compassionate stereotyping. An early pioneer in the field of gerontology, Robert Binstock (1983) coined this term to describe images that portray all older adults as disadvantaged on some level (economic, social, psychological), in need and deserving of help by others. This may sound harmless, but consider the reaction of disability activists to posters of the Easter Seal Child—a poster designed to invoke pity for those with disabilities. All individuals, including older people, do not want pity; rather, they want the tools for being independent and selfreliant.

Census Bureau, International Data Base. 0 Note: The reference population for these data is the resident population. S. Census Bureau, 2001. Table PCT12. American women at every age, regardless of race or ethnicity, have longer life expectancies than do men, though this discrepancy has decreased in the past 30 years. 4 shows differences between male and female populations in the United States by age. Note the dramatic increase of females over males in the 85 and over age category. The longer a person has lived, the greater is that person’s statistical life expectancy.

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