Gender Differences in the Older Population

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The time of life after age 65 is called:

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1. Older women are more likely to experience financial hardship than older men because:

2. ____ are more likely to live alone in late adulthood.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet set allow you to gauge your knowledge of how women experience late adulthood differently than men. In order to pass the quiz, you should know topics like which gender is more likely to live alone during late adulthood and to suffer financial hardships.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Utilize these resources to assess your understanding of the following:

  • The time of life that starts after the age of 65
  • Why women are more likely to experience financial hardship
  • The consequences of financial issues in late adulthood
  • Which ender more likely to live alone
  • A problem associated with living alone in late adulthood

Skills Practiced

Practice these skills while you complete the quiz and worksheet set:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about the potential physical and psychological effects of the older population living alone from the lesson
  • Making connections - understand how a woman's earning power and her lifespan may cause difficulties when she reaches late adulthood
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the possible results of financial troubles in late adulthood

Additional Learning

Learn more about how each gender experiences life in late adulthood by reviewing the accompanying lesson entitled Gender Differences in the Older Population. This lesson examines the following objectives:

  • Understand the causes of financial hardship for women in late adulthood
  • Explore the consequences of financial hardship in late adulthood
  • Identify the differences between living arrangements for older men and older women
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