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Demographics of Aging
Essays in Developmental Psychology
Randall Summers, Charles Golden, Lisa Lashley, & Erica Ailes
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The experience of growing older in the 21st century is vastly different from the past. The advancement in technology, medicine, and lower rates of death at birth has allowed for the population to shift in size. The shift is specifically from the baby boomers generation, which refers to the increase in birth rate from 1940’s to the early 1960’s. This generation is aging and in recent years the first baby boomers began reaching retirement age. This segment of the U.S. is the fastest growing, so it is essential to understand the growth of the aging population. This aging group is divided due to its immense diversity.
21st century, aging, birth rates, death rates, demographics, growing older, medicine, retirement age, technology
Lashley, L. K.,
Golden, C. J.
(2020). Demographics of Aging. Essays in Developmental Psychology.
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