soc 100 ch 13

  1. the number of years that an average person at any age, including newborns, can expect to live
    life expectancy
  2. refers to the growing percentage of older people in the U.S. population
    graying of America
  3. the maximum length of life of a species; for humans, the longest that a human has lived
    life span
  4. the relative value placed on men's and women's age
    gender age
  5. prejudice, discrimination, and hostility directe against people becauese of their age; can be directed against any age group, including youth
  6. people born at roughly the same time who pass through life course together
    age cohort
  7. the view that society prevents disruption by having the elderly vacate their position of responsibility so the younger generation can step into their shoes
    disengagement theory
  8. the view that satisfaction during old age is related to a person's amount of quality of activity
    activity theory
  9. the focus of this theory is how people adjust to retirement by continuing aspect of their earlier lives
    continuity theory
  10. the number of workers who are required to support one dependent person age 15 or younger or 65 and older
    dependancy ratio
  11. 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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soc 100 ch 13
the elderly