The Role Of Aging In The Beginning Of The 20th Century

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1. Only 4% of the population was over the age of 65 year old in the beginning of the 20th century. Aging was very rare from this time and before.
2. Modernization which had the idea that new was better. Everything new, people were getting rid of old tradition that their parents or even grandparents was doing. The Elders felt like they were getting left behind. The government changed some things to help older people they made programs (AARP, Social Security, Medicare, ect). Ageism was also a big part.
3. Society has to change with the increasing number of older people. New professions, education and technology for the aging society. These things can help people not only longer but also a better.

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