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Social Demography of Aging

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Sociology 595

3 credit hours, offered biennially

This course examines the social demography of aging in U.S. society. A central theme of the course is that older Americans (age 65+) comprise a very diverse population, in terms of their economic status, health status, and daily experiences. To accomplish the goal of understanding diversity in the older population, this course integrates research from the fields of demography, sociology, epidemiology, psychology, and economics. Specific topics include: the demographic foundations of the aging population; debates concerning the mortality-morbidity tradeoff; the economic status, work behavior, living arrangements, mental health, social relationships and medical care receipt of the elderly; and the components of "successful aging."
[The Sociology 595 number is listed for several courses, because it is used for a set of population courses that rotate in the schedule with different section numbers.]

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