This is the potential usage in 1995. In order to project the numbers forward to 2000 (the date of product release), we must estimate population growth. The elderly population (65 and older), which currently receives 40% of all acute blood loss transfusions, is expected to double by 2030. Assuming linear growth, we can expect this age group to grow 14% by 2000. Similarly, the remaining adult population (under 65), which currently receives 60% of all acute blood loss transfusions, is expected to grow 5.9% by 2030 ((6 – 5.67) / 5.67 = 5.9%).
Unit 1.3 Global Hazards Using the graphs from Unit 1.3, I am able to outline the trends in global disasters. The number of natural disasters reported has increased over the last 30 years. In 1930, about 25 natural disasters were reported. In 1970, there was a sharp increase and this carried on until 1995. Overall, numbers have increased over the last 50 years, however, by 2000, the trend line started to become level.
The average period of being a lone parent is around five years (Ben Wilson et al 2010). In the Britain today, as in most Western countries, the last century has seen a change in views on sexuality, marriage and childbearing, as well as the a more liberal view to divorce, a general rise in divorce rates, an increase in rates of cohabitation and births outside marriage, and an increase in the proportion of lone mother families (Duncan and Phillips, 2008; Office for National Statistics, 2009) In 20011 the number of opposite sex cohabiting couples in the U.K was 2.9 million compared with 2.1 million in 2001, the number of married or civil partner couples reduced from 12.3 million to 12.1 million. Lone parents with dependent children were 1.96 million in 2011
People are more comfortable and confident to call for a divorce or an annulment. Divorce rates have increased significantly, this is a big explanation for the increase in single parent families and household in the U.K One reason for this is that religious orders are not as respected as they were in the early nineteen hundreds. The “stigma” of divorce is greatly reduced in society today prior to how it was in the early nineteen hundreds, so people no longer feel ashamed to be divorced. Also people now demand more from marriage and if it does not live up to the ideal they hold then they will get divorced and try again - this explains the growing number of remarriages. In the nineteen hundreds, women couldn’t live and depend on themselves to make ends meet; therefore it was compulsory and essential for women to be married as they depended on the man incomes.
Adoption is an opportunity for a child to have parents and a loving and caring family that can give them their needs and wants. The rate of adoption has increased tremendously since the 1900s. In 1944 only 50,000 adoptions took place in the United States, and in 1970 the highest
Since 1969, there has been an increase in the divorce rate and there are many reasons to explain these changes. Firstly, we will look at the trends in divorces. Teenage marriages are twice as more likely to end in a divorce. Also, working class couples have a higher divorce rate and white people are more likely to have a divorce. We will now examine the reasons for changes in the divorce rate.
Those aged 65 and older now exceed 35 million. 77 million baby boomers, born from 1946 through 1964, are surging toward retirement, with more than 3.5 million Boomers turning 55 each year. An outstanding 1 in 5 people are expected to be 65 years of age or older by 2035” (Pirkl, 2009). A factor that directly influences this increase in the elderly population is the increase in the longevity of the general population. According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, life expectancy has risen to 78 years of age, resulting from effective disease control and public health initiatives (Pirkl, 2009).
2 Active People Survey 2007/08 participation at least once in the last month Individual sports participation The Active People Survey measures participation across over 250 different sports and recreational activities. This document highlights changes in participation from 2005/6 to 2007/8 among the top 80 participant sports and recreational activities. In the two-year period between 2005/6 (Active People Survey 1) and 2007/8 (Active People Survey 2), approximately 40 sports have grown in participant numbers. Participation at least once in the last four weeks Participation in each sport and activity is defined as the percentage of the adult population (age 16 and over) who have participated at least once in the
Each year, on average, 294 youths die from suicide. Many more attempt suicide. According to Statistics Canada figures, Canadian suicide rates greatly increased in the 1960s and 1970s and, though they became stable in the 1980s, yet they are still at the highest level in Canadian history. Between 1960 and 1978, the overall suicide rate rose from 7.6 per 100,000 populations to 14.8. During the last decade, the suicide rate, though relatively stable, has been about double the rate throughout most of the period from1921 to 1961 and well above previous highs recorded during the Depression of the 1930s.
Single Parent Households: Are children reared in them doomed to fail? Crystal S. Cumbo WRTG101/4035 March 10, 2012 The dynamics of a family structure have changed considerably in the United States over the past four decades. An increase in the numbers and proportion of children born outside of marriage and a rise in divorce rates have contributed to an increase of nearly “three-fold in the proportion of children growing up in single-parent families since 1960” (Parke, 2003). This harsh reality has prompted public concern and a great deal of controversy, particularly about the effects of these changes on the well-being of America’s children (Parke, 2003). There is a common misconception that children reared in two-parent (or married) households fair better than those raised in single parent households; and that single parent households produce troubled children.