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Unformatted text preview: CHFD 3710 History graded events such as death of a president, the Great Depression, or the Vietnam War change the lives of all the people living at the time. These events have different effects on different age cohorts. Demographers label the people born between 1945 and the early 1960s the Baby Boom because of the increased number of births following World War II Cohorts that come after the Baby Boom will benefit from the size of the Boomer cohorts. Historical events get filtered through the age stratification system, the system of age grades a society uses (e.g. child, adolescent, young adult). The Depression also affected the cohort born between 1920 and 1930,but it had a different effect on these people Gerontologists use the term generation to describe people who share an awareness of their common historical or cultural experiences, but who may come from different cohorts....
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