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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Sociology by John J. Macionis, 15th edition (2014)
UN World Population Prospects, 2015 Revision
Demographic Trends in the 20th Century, US Census
2010 Census Shows Nation’s Population is Aging
The Decline in US Fertility, Population Reference Bureau
National Vital Statistics Report, CDC
Percent of U.S. Adults 55 and Over with Chronic Conditions, CDC
Facts for Features: Older Americans Month: May 2017, US Census
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