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 |Introduction | Part I. | Part II.
| Part III. | Part IV. |Part V. |Part VI. |

Part III. Aging, Modernization and Societal Transformation

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  Chapter 15 of the 3rd edition details the changes in China with regards to aging and this recent article adds to our understanding of the kinds of conflicts which are emerging: "Aging in China, A tradition under stress. www.aarp.org/politics-society/around-the-globe/info-07-      2008/aging_in_china_a_tradition_under_stress.html

IMPORTANT NOTE: In Box 3 on page 183 of the 2nd edition an interesting graph was omitted, which you will find on the left. This provides some statistical understanding of the variety of intergenerational relationships emerging in the country of Mali.
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SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS FOR CHAPTER 9. This next collection of items provides supplementary materials for the article on life in a rural Mexican community.

Map: The location of the Municipio of Texcoco, within which the village of Amatango is located
MAP: The location of the community described in chapter 9 is indicated in the map on the left. Note: 
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In Chapter 9 there is discussion of the demography of the village over time. In the age-pyramid to the left and the one immediately below you can see what the age structure looked like in the village of Amatango in two periods: 1960-70 and 1980's-90's. The data for the age-pyramid to the left is drawn from national census data, while the information for the next one is based on house-to-house surveys done by the local nurse who grew up in Amatango. Click image to enlarge
As can be seen in the age pyramid on the left, in Amatango the age structure of the community in the 1990s still depicted a 
young population with relatively few elderly. However, you can note that children are becoming less of a major component of the overall population.Click image to enlarge
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