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Advantages and Disadvantages of Aging Populations
What is an Aging Population?
In almost every MEDC, the proportion of people aged over 60 years is growing faster than any other age group. The reasons for this trend are often complex.
They include, or will include in the next decade or so, the tremendous impact of the "baby boomer" generation, increases in life expectancy, changes in fertility patterns and for many geographical locations, out-migration of the younger members of society.
This population aging can be seen as a success story for public health policies and for socioeconomic development, but it also challenges society to adapt, in order to maximize the health and functional capacity of older people as well as their social participation and security.
On a Demographic Transition Model, a country with an aging population would be in Stage 5.
An example of an aging population would be Canada. A Canadian born in 1960, for example, can expect to live 20 years longer than a Canadian who was born in 1900. This is mainly because of the improvement in health care and medical sciences over the years. Meanwhile birth rates have declined, so that a growing proportion of the population is over 65. By the year 2031, approximately 20% of Canada's population - one in five - will be seniors. Below is a population pyramid of a country with an aging population:
Here is a video showing some of the advantages and disadvantages of an aging population:
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|concepcionr||Page Comment||0||Oct 19 2010, 1:44 AM EDT by concepcionr|
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Your page is really good. The advantages and disadvantages are clear. Your intro is concise but you may want to solidify a few points like explaining about the baby boomers. Overall I like this page. Good work.
|phadkes||Feedback (page: 1 2)||22||Oct 15 2010, 7:11 PM EDT by Kimyj|
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I think the information on this page is detailed and it would definitely be an effective study tool. However I think that you need to fix a technical error that you've made. You say at the start of the page that "In almost every country, the proportion of people aged over 60 years is growing faster than any other age group". I think this is only true for countries with aging populations as youthful populations have a higher proportion growth in younger people. Just maybe tweak the words there. Also, I think that you could make your page more appealing to the eye with visuals and mixed media (you're graded on using a variety of medias) so that it will be an effective page for people of all learning types. Also, add a terminology bar (You are required to by the rubric), you may want to define what is meant by Life Expectancy and other teminology used in the page. Otherwise, fantastic job =)
|lichaucob||Page Comment||0||Oct 11 2010, 6:42 AM EDT by lichaucob|
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Your page is very detailed and very specific which is a very good thing. I'm a visual learner, and I understand that a lot pf people are so it might be a good idea to jazz up your page just a bit to keep it interesting but still technical. Also, please explain the "baby boomer" generation because some people might not get that. Great job!
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