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    Applying material from Item A and your knowledge, evaluate the view that the position of the old in today’s society is changing for the better (20 marks).

    Item A: “In modern society, people’s lives were made up of fixed age-stages, with the final stage defined by compulsory retirement and, for many, poverty. The old also faced prejudice and discrimination.



    I'm not sure what to put.
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    Applying material from Item A and your knowledge, evaluate the view that the position of the old in today’s society is changing for the better (20 marks).


    Item A: “In modern society, people’s lives were made up of fixed age-stages, with the final stage defined by compulsory retirement and, for many, poverty. The old also faced prejudice and discrimination.



    I'm not sure what to put.
    I would reword Item A and use it as your introduction and then write about 3-4 paragraphs about how things highlighted in bold, i.e. poverty has changed society for the better. Bring in some sociological studies and evaluate them. Link it with the question. Hope this helps.
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    The modern unspoken view of older people to the people that make decisions, remembering that it's NOT politicians that make decisions, is that simply they don't contribute/create any tax revenue, so slowly we must concince them and others that they should just die! Proof? Here in England, we had what was called the Liverpool Care Pathway, until it was realised what was going on and JUST the wording disappeared. The practice remains. What is it? Understand it this way! Before the Liverpool Care Pathway, a doctor walked the ward and BELIEVED certain people would not make it much longer. Obviously sometimes he/she was right, sometimes wrong. After the Pathway came into being, he/she didn't THINK they might die, he/she DECIDED! Then, the appropriate methodology was put into place so that they did die soon. Relatives sometimes were not told or ignored. The only part that matters is the change from 'belief' to' decision'. The fundamental reason? They don't contribute! Feel free to not believe. Look it up! Contemplate! How is that not basically murder? Imagine it was your parent instead of somebody else's.
 
 
 
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