Who Are the Elderly? Aging in Society

Section Quiz

In most countries, elderly women ______ than elderly men.

  1. are mistreated less
  2. live a few years longer
  3. suffer fewer health problems
  4. deal with issues of aging better

Hint:

B

America’s baby boomer generation has contributed to all of the following except:

  1. Social Security’s vulnerability
  2. improved medical technology
  3. Medicaid being in danger of going bankrupt
  4. rising Medicare budgets

Hint:

C

The measure that compares the number of men to women in a population is ______.

  1. cohort
  2. sex ratio
  3. baby boomer
  4. disengagement

Hint:

B

The “graying of the United States” refers to ________.

  1. the increasing percentage of the population over sixty-five years old
  2. faster aging due to stress
  3. dissatisfaction with retirement plans
  4. increased health problems such as Alzheimer’s

Hint:

A

What is the approximate median age of the United States?

  1. eighty-five
  2. sixty-five
  3. thirty-seven
  4. eighteen

Hint:

C