An Analysis of the Modernization Theory in Aging Adults in Canada Introduction Aging and how aging populations relate to the larger society has been studied by researchers in both healthcare (Loge & Sorrell, 2010) and economics (Alfons & Yong, 2007). Aging is a popular research area due to findings that suggest that the aging population - those over 65 - are the fastest growing demographic in Western society (Loge & Sorrell, 2010, p. 16). Modernization theory as it applies to aging has its roots in the sociological variables that define aging populations, and how societies, families and individuals relate to aging people. In addition, the theory also has socio-political implications, as well as a moral center because it is...The end:
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