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Careers in Aging

Early Development Of The Field, The Contribution Of Higher Education, Career Opportunities, Future Career Opportunities

The rapid growth of the older population, especially the oldest old—those over eighty-five (Hobbs and Damon)—has resulted in a greater demand for a variety of services traditionally provided by the family. However, family structure has changed; in particular, women today are more likely to have commitments outside the home. Thus, professional service providers have started to offer assistance to older persons and careers in aging have come into being.

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