11.1 Age Stratification - I. Age Divisions A. Birth Cohort...

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I. Age Divisions A. Birth Cohort Age tells place in history. Being older in your grade is better because you can get liscense and drink. Age is a marker of status. A lot of our status. Legal age markers- 16, 18, 21 (not so much). Old people are pushed out of society- less relivant. Your body ages, tells you that you’re one step closer to death. Age is a marker of social value in the US. Meeting this age threshold is a mind/sociological thing. B. Importance of Cohort Membership Birth cohert- group of people born at the same time. Group of people moving through time together. Meeting the same historical moments at the same time. Period effect- affect on everybody of living through same historical moment. Worst cohort in WW2: 18-35 male. Child cohort during this time- probs going to lose a parent. Great depression- younger kids and older kids were affected differently. Teenagers were more negatively affected by depression. These teenagers were older when WW2 happened.
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11.1 Age Stratification - I. Age Divisions A. Birth Cohort...

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