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Multigenerational, lengthy family history, and experiencing a number of new life events for which they may have little preparation are characteristics of the

remarried family.
neotraditional family.
later-life family.
parental remarriage.
later-life family.
The sandwich generation

is a two-parent, two-generation unit that comes into being on the legal remarriage of a widowed or divorced person who has abiological or adopted children from a prior union.
finds itself playing many roles because of the pressures its members experience from both ends of the age spectrum.
is one in which one or both spouses have children from a previous relationship.
is a close-knit family with a strong couple relationship.
finds itself playing many roles because of the pressures its members experience from both ends of the age spectrum.
According to a recent study, ________ percent of adults between the ages of 45-55 find themselves providing support for their children as well as caring for aging relatives.

62
36
85
44
44
Ageism is

discriminatory treatment and stereotypes of the elderly.
the socially learned behaviors, attitudes, and expectations that are associated with being female or male.
a set of beliefs about the superiority of men and inferiority of women that justifies prejudice and discrimination against women.
the expectations of how one is to behave at any stage in life.
discriminatory treatment and stereotypes of the elderly.
_______________ shows us that the impact of aging on marriages and families is multifaceted.

Social gerontology
Psychoanalytic/Identification
Social learning
Content analysis
Social gerontology
According to the text, ______________ are currently showing signs of being less restrictive than in the past.

expressive traits
age norms
gender role stereotypes
instrumental traits
age norms
Those between the ages of 75-84 are considered

the young old.
the middle-old.
functionally old.
the old-old.
the middle-old.
According to the text, functional age

is the physical, psychological, and material maltreatment and neglect of older people.
occurs when a person occupies two different roles that involve contradictory expectations of what should be done at a given time.
is a situation in which a person's various roles carry more responsibilities than that person can reasonably manage.
is an individual's physical, intellectual, and social capacities and accomplishments.
is an individual's physical, intellectual, and social capacities and accomplishments.
According to the text, the vast majority of older people

live with their adult children.
live in nursing homes.
live with their grandchildren.
maintain their independence in the community, living alone or with their spouse.
maintain their independence in the community, living alone or with their spouse.
Of the 95 percent of elderly who live independently, the majority reside

in their own homes.
subsidized housing for the elderly.
in hotels for the elderly.
in assisted living apartments.
in their own homes.
_______________ retirement is when one spouse, usually the husband, has been employed and thus only one spouse retires from paid employment.

Dissynchronized-husband initially
Single or traditional
Synchronized
Dissynchronized-wife initially
Single or traditional
According to Bernice Neugarten and Karol Weinstein the grandparents who follow what they see as prescribed roles for grandparents are categorized as

reservoirs of family wisdom.
surrogate parents.
distant figures.
formal.
formal.
The fun seeker grandparent

dispenses special skills or resources.
assumes caretaking responsibilities for their grandchildren.
interacts informally and playfully with the grandchildren.
limits interaction to holidays and special occasions.
interacts informally and playfully with the grandchildren.
In _____________ the widowed come to realize that death is a natural outcome of life and although they lost someone they loved, they can move on with life.

emergence
transformation
respondence
encounter
emergence
The average living standard of widows _____________ following a husband's death.

stays approximately the same
rises by 20 percent
drops
almost doubles
drops
T or F

According to a recent survey, 70 percent of midlife couples are the only generation left in their families.
F
T or F

Unemployment is often an occasion for an adult child to return home.
T
T or F

For much of the twentieth century, U.S. culture has emphasized youth.
T
T or F

Defining old age is a relatively simple process.
F
T or F

Among the oldest category, equal numbers of men and women remain.
F
T or F

Poverty remains a problem for millions of the old-old.
T
T or F

Middle-aged and older people prefer to travel than stay at home.
F
T or F

According to surveys, the elderly would prefer to live with their children.
F
T or F

The experience of retirement is affected by an individual's race, class, and gender.
T
T or F

Grandparents who assume caretaking responsibilities are categorized as the formal grandparents.
F
T or F

The health status of today's elderly is considered to be extremely poor.
F
T or F

According to available evidence, the bulk of care for the elderly is provided by the government and taxpayers.
F
T or F

Middle-class adult children provide more emotional support and financial aid than direct care.
T
T or F

According to the text, widowhood is largely a female experience.
T
T or F

Widowhood is a difficult stage for both women and men.
T
Middle-aged adults playing many roles because of the pressures its members experience from both ends of the age spectrum. (p. 461)
sandwich generation
Discriminatory treatment and stereotypes of the elderly. (p. 462)
ageism
The study of the impact of sociocultural conditions on the process and consequences of aging. (p. 462)
social gerontology
Life course development tends to follow specific. (p. 462)
age norms
An individual's physical, intellectual, and social capacities and accomplishments. (p. 463)
functional age