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    The Cohort Effect of Historic Events and Economic Downturn

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    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 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.

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    Hi there! Thanks for the opportunity to help you; I hope this does so.

    It seems like you have quite a good line of thought going. Because I know you're pressed for time, I will try to keep this to-the-point so that it's easier to follow. Basically, I think you might want to consider continuing the response by focusing on more 'wide-sweeping' social factors in those time periods. For ...

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    The cohort effect of historic events are determined.