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    Social Change and the Internet: How will life in the United States change in the next 10 years?

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    Answer the following questions regarding social change:

    * How will life in the United States change in the next 10 years?
    * How might the Internet be involved in these changes?
    * Name 3 ways that you think sociologists might use the Internet to study life in the United States.

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    Social theorists feel that the United States in the year 2010 will experience an aging population, simple demographics, birth rate decline, growing ethnic diversity and the change in spending behavior of consumers (Nielson. Wire, 2010).
    According to the Library of Congress (2006) The United State population will increase and what will contribute to population growth will include increase survival rates, decrease mortality rates, higher fertility levels, and international migration where more immigrants are coming to this country and more Americans are leaving the country.

    The most important characteristic in demographic change in the United States will be the age and sex structure. The aging of the population of persons 65 years or older and increased median age in population will increase. The ...

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