Soc: 13 The Elderly
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the number of years that an average person at any age, including newborns, can expect to live.
graying in America
refers to the growing percentage of older people in the U.S. population.
the maximum length of life of a species; for humans, the longest that a human has lived.
the relative value placed on men's and women's ages.
prejudice, discrimination, and hostility directed against people because of their age; can be directed against any age group, including youth.
people born at roughly the same time who pass through the life course together.
the view that society prevents disruption by having the elderly by having the elderly vacate (or disengage from) their positions of responsibility so the younger generation can step into their shoes.
the view that satisfaction during old age is age is related to a person's amount and quality of activity.
the focus of this theory is how people adjust to retirement by continuing aspects of their earlier lives.
the number of workers who are required to support one dependent person age 15 and younger or 65 and older.
a place (or services brought to someone's home) for the purpose of giving comfort and dignity to a dying person.
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