SOC 304 Week 5 Final Paper

By the time you complete this final assignment in the course, you will have created your own conclusions that are based upon factual information and evidence related to aging. 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 having a growing older population in the United States on the population at large. This impact could be defined in terms of increased health care costs with simultaneous decrease economic contributions, 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), include the following elements, which you began in your outline assignment from Week Three: