Demography of aging

  1. What are the ways of measuring population aging?
    • percent of older adults in the population
    • percent of children in the population
    • median age of the population
  2. What is population aging affected by?
    • fertility rate
    • mortality rate (most impactful on population)
    • migration (movement of groups in and out of regions, least impactful)
  3. What are the 4 stages in the demographic transition theory?
    • stage 1: pre-industrial (agricultural economies)
    • stage 2: industrialization (declining death rate)
    • stage 3: post industrial (opportunities for women, fewer babies/birth control)
    • 80% of world is in stage 3 with us
  4. What are the 3 leading causes of mortality in the U.S.?
    • 1: heart disease
    • 2: cancer
    • 3: stroke
  5. Who have longer life expectancies than whites?
    black, native and hispanic americans
Card Set
Demography of aging
How aging is spread out