Policy Final (Part 4)

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Policy Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The estimated shortfall over the next __ years is ____% of all payroll taxes.
  • 2. 
    The elderly is a _____________.
  • 3. 
    At the beginning of the 20th century (1900), life expectancy in the US was approximately __ years. Today it is just under __years.
  • 4. 
    What are the three primary areas of concern in aging policy?
  • 5. 
    Retirement income is usually a mixture of funds from four major sources. What are they?
  • 6. 
    For __% of elderly, Social Security represents 100% of income.
  • 7. 
    The Social Security Crisis   __________________ – The number of workers to beneficiaries.   When Social Security began, there were 17 workers per beneficiary.    In 2006, there were just 3.3 workers per beneficiary.    In 2032, the estimated dependency ratio will be 2.1 workers per beneficiary.   This fact of demography is sometimes referred to as an “adverse dependency ratio” – too few young working people to support too many retired old people.   People are also living longer, thereby increasing the amount of benefits paid out to each person.
  • 8. 
    The Social Security Crisis   Dependency ratio – The number of workers to beneficiaries.   When Social Security began, there were __ workers per beneficiary.    In 2006, there were just 3.3 workers per beneficiary.    In 2032, the estimated dependency ratio will be 2.1 workers per beneficiary.   This fact of demography is sometimes referred to as an “adverse dependency ratio” – too few young working people to support too many retired old people.   People are also living longer, thereby increasing the amount of benefits paid out to each person.
  • 9. 
    The Social Security Crisis   Dependency ratio – The number of workers to beneficiaries.   When Social Security began, there were 17 workers per beneficiary.    In _____, there were just ___ workers per beneficiary.    In 2032, the estimated dependency ratio will be 2.1 workers per beneficiary.   This fact of demography is sometimes referred to as an “adverse dependency ratio” – too few young working people to support too many retired old people.   People are also living longer, thereby increasing the amount of benefits paid out to each person.
  • 10. 
    The Social Security Crisis   Dependency ratio – The number of workers to beneficiaries.   When Social Security began, there were 17 workers per beneficiary.    In 2006, there were just 3.3 workers per beneficiary.    In ____, the estimated dependency ratio will be __  workers per beneficiary.   This fact of demography is sometimes referred to as an “adverse dependency ratio” – too few young working people to support too many retired old people.   People are also living longer, thereby increasing the amount of benefits paid out to each person.
  • 11. 
    The Social Security Crisis (KNOW THIS)   Dependency ratio – The number of workers to beneficiaries.   When Social Security began, there were 17 workers per beneficiary.    In 2006, there were just 3.3 workers per beneficiary.    In 2032, the estimated dependency ratio will be 2.1 workers per beneficiary.   This fact of demography is sometimes referred to as an “_________________” – too few young working people to support too many retired old people.   People are also living longer, thereby increasing the amount of benefits paid out to each person.
  • 12. 
    _____________ is an important normative issue in policy for older adults.
  • 13. 
    With increased longevity has come increased concern for the ____ ____ ____ for older people.   Key elements are a sense of ________ _____ _______, the ________ ____ _______ _____, and a sense of ___________.
  • 14. 
    Where people live determines the context of the quality of life.   The urban elderly are more likely to live in older neighborhoods; even if the housing in which they live is adequate and appropriate to their needs, their surroundings may have become undesirable and unsafe.   ______ percent of all elderly housing suffers from some sort of _____________ ___________ (e.g., rats, holes in the floor, open cracks in the walls, paint or plaster problems, water leakage/damage, and inadequate electrical service).
  • 15. 
    In short, ______ is still an important factor in the quality of life for older people.