ATTACHED IS WEEK 3 ASSIGNMENT THAT IS NEEDED TO COMPLETE THE FINAL PAPER:
WEEK 3 ASSIGNMENT
Final Research Paper
to Begin: This week you will incorporate feedback from the Week
Three Assignment to complete the Final Research Paper. You will have formed
your own conclusions about these issues, based on factual information and
evidence from scholarly sources. At this point, you have examined the social
aspects of aging. In addition, you have assessed the impact of aging on society
in the areas of economics, discrimination, and political influence, and
assessed the role of demographics on aging in terms of health, income,
employment, and retirement. Moreover, you have had the opportunity to examine
the numerous policies that are in existence for the purpose of assisting the
aged in our society.
The Final Research Paper will focus on the impact of a growing aging population
in the United States and the aging population in general. This impact could be
defined in terms of increased health care costs with simultaneous decreased
economic contributions, increased housing needs, and a reduced proportion of
the population contributing to Social Security. As you address the political
embattlement related to programs for the aged (i.e., Medicaid, Medicare,
Disability, Welfare and Supplemental Security Income, and The Older Americans
Act), you must include the following elements, which you began in your outline
assignment from Week Three:
the rapid increase in the older population using the demographic transition
the implications of an increasing aging population for two or more of the
following social issues:
funding and availability of Social Security.
funding and availability of Supplemental Retirement Income.
and retirement challenges facing seniors.
funding and availability of adequate health care for seniors.
what the experts have written about the issues facing the United States in
terms of the growing elderly population. How do experts suggest addressing
these issues? Assess whether their conclusions are methodologically sound.
the growing aging population is going to impact the younger generations in
terms of political power and their need for social support.
the actions that are currently being taken to address these issues of having an
increasing aging population. What have been the results of those actions?
Justify which remedies you agree with, and support your conclusions with your