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The Older Adult Population: Characteristics & How They Can Change

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Despite introduction prior to the 1920s, this exploded onto the scene in the '20s and paved the way for a reduction in family size to 2-3 children.

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1. Which group saw a drastic decrease in size in recent years?

2. People are living longer now than ever before; in fact

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the elderly population, including topics related to the maximum human life span and which group saw a drastic decrease in size recently.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet to test your knowledge of the following:

  • Development responsible for decreasing the family size since the '20s
  • Group that saw a drastic decrease in size in recent years
  • Why people are living longer
  • What increased when credit and more women in the workplace occurred
  • Maximum human life span

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related older population lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding what group saw a drastic decrease in size in recent years
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the maximum human life span

Additional Learning

To learn more about changes in population, review the lesson, The Older Adult Population: Characteristics & How They Can Change. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the impact of credit and women in the workforce
  • Distinguish differences between the population in the 1920s and today
  • Review ow life expectancy has caused the population for people over 65 to triple
  • Understand what the maximum human life span is and how scientists work on extending that number
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