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A Historical & Demographic Profile of the American Aging Adult Population

Slides 1-9

Slide 1 - Designing for the Life Span Segment 2: A Historical View and Profile of the American Aging Adult Population.

Slide 2 - Changes in the Population of Older American from the 20th Century into the 21st.

Slide 3 - The future of Earth is the future of humankind (part 1).

Slide 4 - The future of Earth is the future of humankind (part 2).

Slide 5 - The future of Earth is the future of humankind (part 3).

Slide 6 - Humankind has evolved more profoundly in the 20th Century than at any other time during its existence on Earth.

Slide 7 - In the history of the Earth.

Slide 8 - Until the turn of the 19th and into the 20th Century, the world population maintained a constant relationship between age segments.

Slide 9 - World populations are graying... growing older.

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Slides 10-19

Slide 10 - All national populations have become more diverse; heterogeneous rather than homogeneous.

Slide 11 - Regardless of surges in the birth rate, the human species will continually grow older well into the 21st Century.

Slide 12 - Changes in Growth Rate Among the Elderly Population.

Slide 13 - Current and Projected Total Population of the United States from 1996 to the Mid-21st Century.

Slide 14 - Projected Resident Population Growth of the United States by Age from the Years 2015 until 2030.

Slide 15 - Fertility rates are declining worldwide.

Slide 16 - Projections of population based upon mid-century fertility rates have had to be altered downward.

Slide 17 - World Population Growth and Fertility Rates: 1950 to 2020.

Slide 18 - Where the Babies are being Born... A Distribution of Births to Adolescents (1996-2020).

Slide 19 - Since the beginning of mid-century and the end of World War II, the focus of our consumer oriented society, educational systems and even our society's narcissistic concern with image has been driven by trends and fads among the young.

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Slides 20-29

Slide 20 - Family formations (part 1).

Slide 21 - Family formations (part 2).

Slide 22 - Manhattan Island in New York City has the one of the largest concentrations of people living alone.

Slide 23 - Older Americans remain independent.

Slide 24 - Longevity varies for men and women.

Slide 25 - Cultural, Sociological and Economic Changes through the 20th Century Impacting the 21st.

Slide 26 - In 1900, America began to shift from an agrarian society to an industrial society (part 1).

Slide 27 - In 1900, America began to shift from an agrarian society to an industrial society (part 2).

Slide 28 - Transition & Change in the American Economy in the 20th (part 1).

Slide 29 - Transition & Change in the American Economy in the 20th (part 2).

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Slides 30-39

Slide 30 - Transition & Change in the American Economy in the 20th Century (part 1).

Slide 31 - Transition & Change in the American Economy in the 20th Century (part 1).

Slide 32 - Transition & Change in the America's Way of Life and Work (part 1).

Slide 33 - Transition & Change in the America's Way of Life and Work (part 2).

Slide 34 - Transition & Change in the America's Way of Life and Work (part 3).

Slide 35 - Transition & Change in the America's Way of Life and Work (part 4).

Slide 36 - Transition & Change in the America's Way of Life and Work (part 5).

Slide 37 - Transition & Change in the America's Way of Life and Work (part 6).

Slide 38 - Transition & Change in the America's Way of Life and Work (part 7).

Slide 39 - Transition & Change in the America's Way of Life and Work (part 8).

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Slides 40-49

Slide 40 - Transition & Change in the America's Way of Life and Work (part 9).

Slide 41 - Transition & Change in the America's Way of Life and Work (part 10).

Slide 42 - Transition & Change in the America's Way of Life and Work (part 11).

Slide 43 - Transition & Change in the America's Way of Life and Work (part 12).

Slide 44 - Transition & Change in the America's Way of Life and Work (part 13).

Slide 45 - Employment by Industry Category in 1994.

Slide 46 - Where Older Americans Live.

Slide 47 - Mobility is a critical aspect of American life.

Slide 48 - America is a country of continuous migration.

Slide 49 - Where People over 65 are Located in America by State Census Data from 1993.

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Slides 50-59

Slide 50 - A Legacy of the Agrarian Society... movement of younger generations from the farms of the Midwest left older Americans in rural counties.

Slide 51 - The American population has been on the move since the time of the first settlers.

Slide 52 - The Market Potential of an Aging America.

Slide 53 - In the United States, healthy aging adults over the age of 50 constitute the major market for virtually every product.

Slide 54 - Market segmentation within the aging population of the United States is a difficult proposition.

Slide 55 - Through the 1980s and 1990s, moderate sized cities have been perceived as "livable" by older Americans.

Slide 56 - Housing in America is driven by market values with the average size of construction companies building 9 homes per year.

Slide 57 - There are very surprising numbers regarding the discretionary purchases of people growing older in America.

Slide 58 - Discretionary income permits the indulgence of life-long fantasies.

Slide 59 - There are over 160 million privately owned vehicles in America.

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Slides 60-69

Slide 60 - Summary Conclusions.

Slide 61 - Conclusions Related to Population Age Change.

Slide 62 - Conclusions Related to Cultural, Sociological and Economic Changes.

Slide 63 - Conclusions Related to Location and Residence of Older Adults.

Slide 64 - Conclusions Related to the Market Potential of Older Americans.

Slide 65 - Resources.

Slide 66 - Resources on the Internet.

Slide 67 - By the late 1980s, the government of the United States began promoting health among the population with an initiative called Healthy People 2000.

Slide 68 - The government is a major source of information about the American population and those aspects of the economy and society that affect it.

Slide 69 - Designing for the Life Span: Credits.

Slide 70 - Designing for the Life Span: Contact Information.

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