Delusions in Individualism Term Paper by Nicky

Delusions in Individualism
A look at how society will have to change due to today's longer life expectancy.
# 147955 | 1,977 words | 6 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Aug 15, 2011 in Aging (Gender) , Sociology (Multiculturalism)

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This paper discusses how society is always changing and sets out to examine what kind of changes can be expected in relation to the aging of the population and the way that the individualism in this country is shifting. It explains how this will affect all members of society as there will be a larger demand for services, difficulties in the workplace and various other issues.

Individualism and Children

From the Paper:

''This individualism is interesting, and it clearly indicates that society will be forced to change eventually because of the age factor. This means a great deal for society, but likely not as much as some of the other issues that are being faced by older people and because of older people, like health care and employment (Epstein & Kelley, 1992). Many people do not realize how closely individualism ties in with these areas of life, and how strongly affected by these things most people are (McLean & Hawkins, 1993).
''Society will become weaker in many ways as more people reach the age of 65 and continue on. Eventually, the population will be made up mostly of those that are of retirement age or older, because the amount of babies that are being born in this country is slowing down. At the same time, elderly people are living longer. This is causing the adjustment in society's age that is burdening the healthcare system much more than would have happened had the average lifespan remained lower (Hooyman & Kiyak, 1988). From an individual standpoint it is often very exciting that these people are living so long, but from a societal standpoint the burden that is being placed on an unprepared society is being seen.''

Sample of Sources Used:

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