Presentation on theme: "Changing Patterns of Fertility and life expectations Date: Date: Sunday, 07 September 2014 To evaluate why these changes are significant for individuals,"— Presentation transcript:
Changing Patterns of Fertility and life expectations Date: Date: Sunday, 07 September 2014 To evaluate why these changes are significant for individuals, family and society To describe changes in the patterns of fertility and life expectation Starter - How do these pictures link with this topic?
Homework - Research The coalition government has announced changes to parental leave meaning that Mums and Dads could share time off to care for a baby. Task 1)Carry out internet research and summarise the proposal (tip – try BBC News/Guardian websites) 2)Analyse the advantages and disadvantages of this news on individuals, families and society. 3)Evaluate whether you think it is a good or bad idea (drawing on evidence and sociological ideas)
Analysing impact Women are delaying childbirth until an older age. 1)Identify at least one advantage for: a)The individual woman b)The family c)Society 2) Identify at least one disadvantage for: a)The individual woman b)The family c)Society 3) Explain your personal opinion as to whether women should delay childbirth, taking into account the impact on individuals, the family and society. TIF – Explain an opposing viewpoint to your own
Why are we living longer? Welfare Developments in pubic health e.g. sewage system Improvements in medicine & healthcare Reduction in infant mortality
Lower fertility rates + Higher life expectancy = Aging population Facts It is estimated that by 2026, 19% of the population will be aged under 16, 61% will be aged 16-64 and 20% will be aged 65 and over. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kg550NAM6Po http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXHqsgtSckM What are the social consequences of an aging population?
Discuss how far sociologists would agree that an aging population is good for society (12 marks)