Appendix I Essay

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Appendix I
Part I

Define the following terms:

Term Definition
Ageism Prejudice or discrimination against a particular age group and particularly the elderly.
Baby boomer a person who was born during the demographic Post-World War II baby boom between the years 1946 and 1964
Americans with Disabilities Act An Act to establish a clear and comprehensive prohibition of discrimination on the basis of disability. Enacted by U.S. Congress in 1990, signed inot law July 26, 1990 by President George H.W. Bush
Visitability Building private homes to be accessible for visitors with disabilities
Accessibility The degree to which a product, device, service, or environment is available to as many people as
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Ramps, elevators, and handicapped parking in communities has helped.

• Is the number of gaining population expected to rise in numbers or decrease?

The world population has continued to grow for many years. I would say that the population would rise in numbers instead of decrease.

• How does poverty affect the ageing population? The way that poverty affects elderly men and women is not the same or equal. Women over the age of 65 live in a poverty rate of about 21 percent, while men over the age of 65 is about 11 percent. Many reasons women are affected by poverty over men exist. For example, women take on fewer hours and take lower paying jobs than men do. While women do all of that, they also take primary responsibility in childbearing, child birth, and they do lots of unpaid work around the house such as cleaning, cooking, etc. With all of these reasons, women are at a big disadvantage to men in the pension system. It is said that women have longer life expectancies over men, which would result in them living longer than their spouses.

Part III

Answer the following questions in 150 to 250 words each:

• How have people with disabilities been treated in the past? I think that it really depends on where you live in the world. Some cultures, like New Zealand try and treat people with disabilities as equals. In Canada, they have been discriminated against in the past. However, now they are taking
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