As your textbook notes, historical events can have
different impacts depending upon one’s age cohort. Historical events
like the Great Depression, World Wars, and pandemics have had a marked
impact on the life course of individuals. How have the social and
demographic changes of the last century led to the increased growth and
aging of the population? Be sure to discuss this in terms of the
demographic transition theory.
How do you expect the current worldwide economic downturn that was
discussed in Chapter 2 of your textbook to impact those living in this
era? Be sure to explain how this event is expected to influence the life
course of the young old, the middle old, and the oldest old.
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your
claims with examples from the required material(s) and/or other
scholarly resources, and properly cite any references.