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In the 1970s, the poverty rate among Canadian seniors was approximately 25 percent. What was

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76. In the 1970s, the poverty rate among Canadian seniors was approximately 25 percent. What was the approximate rate at the start of the twenty-first century?

a. 7 percent

b. 14 percent

c. 21 percent

d. 28 percent

77. Geraldine is 70 years old. What do sociologists call her age category?

a. the grey boomers

b. gerontolo-youths

c. the young-old

d. the old-old

78. According to the textbook, when will the world’s population of seniors exceed the world’s population of children under the age of five?

a. 2020–2029

b. 2030–2039

c. 2040–2049

d. 2050–2059

79. What do the profiles of the elderly people in the textbook demonstrate about old age today?

a. Older people are vibrant, healthy, and engaged.

b. Older people are lonely, depressed, and shut in.

c. Older people are bored, bitter, and alienated.

d. Older people are overworked, exhausted, and resigned.

80. Melvin just turned 87. What do sociologists call his age category?

a. elderly

b. aged

c. old

d. old-old

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