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Social Problems-Trevino Chapter 6 Aging
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The use of real or perceived chronological age as a basis for discrimination.
A social process constructed from the expectations and belief systems of the structural characteristics of society.
Child dependency ratio
The number of children under the age of 16 per 100 adults ages 16 to 64.
A theory that utilizes the concept of normal aging as a basis for explaining how older individuals adjust.
The number of children born per 1,000 women during their prime fertility period.
A situation in which older-age members of a society receive a disproportionate share of the society's resources relative to younger members; perceptions that such inequity exists lead to calls for adjustments to ensure greater economic and social parity between generations.
A system in which older-age citizens have the power to run the government and dictate policies that primarily support people in their age category.
The average number of years a baby born in any given year can expect to live.
A federal/state program that provides a variety of social services to those identified as eligible based on state-specific criteria.
A federal health care program for those ages 65 and over. The program is divided into four parts that address health coverage for services provided by physicians and hospitals as well as prescription drug coverage.
Old-age dependency ratio
The number of older persons ages 65 and over for every 100 adults between the ages of 16 and 64.
A measure of the number of individuals or groups in poverty, expressed in absolute or relative terms.
The number of males for every 100 females in the general population or within some designated segment, such as among those ages 65 and over.
A federal program that provides monthly benefit payments to older workers who have participated in the workforce and paid into the system.
Total dependency ratio
The number of children under the age of 16 and the number of older persons age 65 and over for every 100 adults ages 16 to 64.
Government provision of services essential to the well-being of large or significant segments of the population that are not possible or profitable within the private sector.
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