Demographic Shift

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Since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, life expectancy on a global scale has substantially increased. As people live longer, mortality has become more attributed to diseases of age rather than infectious diseases. While standards of living have improved dramatically, health deterioration in the later years of life has emerged as a major society issue facing modern societies. The elderly have become increasingly reliant on care provided later in life. Absent this care, modern societies will see a significant decline in quality of life as they face demographic shift. Demographic shift is another phenomenon that emerged with the advent of the industrial revolution. As people moved to cities and access to technology as well as education
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