Intro to Sociology

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Chapter 13 Gender Age - The relative value placed on men’s and women’s ages Gerontocracy – A society (or some other group) run by the elderly Ageism – Prejudice, discrimination, and hostility directed against people because of their age; can be directed against any age group, including youth Age Cohort – People born at roughly the same time who pass through the life course together Disengagement theory – The view that society prevents disruption by having the elderly vacates (or disengages from) their positions of responsibility so the younger generation
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Unformatted text preview: can step into their shoes Activity Theory The view that satisfaction during old age is related to a persons amount and quality of activity. Continuity Theory The focus of this theory is how people adjust to retirement by continuing aspects of their earlier lives. Dependency ratio The number of workers who are required to support each dependent person Those 65 and older and those 15 and under Hospice A place (or services brought to someones home) for the purpose of giving comfort and dignity to a dying person....
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This note was uploaded on 10/20/2010 for the course SOC 001 taught by Professor Minnich during the Fall '07 term at GWU.

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