People are now living longer than they used to. What consequences of the growing aged population might a sociologist want to study?

Choose one of the following questions, and answer it in a brief essay that concisely conveys the main thrust of your thinking. You should not need more than about two single-space pages. (Donat waste paper on a separate cover sheet.)
This is not a research paper (even though you will want to check, and perhaps document, any facts that you cite). What matters is your ability to analyze an issue from a sociological perspective and to express the essence of your analysis clearly.
Keep in mind that you should focus on the sociological aspects of the issue you choose to discuss.
You should review and revise your initial draft to be sure that your essay conveys your thoughts clearly and carefully. Also, check spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

4. People are now living longer than they used to. What consequences of the growing aged population might a sociologist want to study?