How The Demographics of an Aging Population Affect Society


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1. Older individuals often occupy

2. Older people could be described at

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this worksheet and interactive quiz to verify what you understand about the influence that an aging population has on society. In this context, you'll be quizzed on crime and being politically active.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This worksheet and quiz will test your knowledge of:

  • What happens to government spending when populations get older
  • Older populations and crime
  • Political values of older generations
  • The types of jobs older people usually occupy

Skills Practiced

Use these skills while working through the worksheet and quiz:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related social science lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about economic conditions due to changing demographics
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the criminal habits of the elderly in a different light

Additional Learning

The corresponding lesson titled How The Demographics of an Aging Population Affect Society will prepare you to:

  • Assess and interpret the dependency ratio
  • Discuss the impact of older individuals leaving jobs that require a particular expertise
  • Explain the relationship between the rate of retirement and government spending
  • Examine how political views of older individuals shape public policy