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Weeks Chapter 8: The Age Transition Age transition —represents a shift from a very young population in which there are slightly more males than females to an older population where there are more females than males Age and sex structure —a record of past history and portent of future Population processes not only produce age/sex structure—in turn are also affected by it Concepts of Age and Sex Society assigns gender roles and frequently organizes people into groups on the
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Unformatted text preview: basis of their age and gender—gender roles change, as does the social side of sex • Biological changes in the aging process influence what societies expect of people, which in turn influences how people behave Age Stratification • The idea that all societies have separate sets of expected roles and obligations for people of different ages...
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