091511 - SOC 308 Prof Kristen Schultz Lee 9/15/11 Overview...

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SOC 308 Prof Kristen Schultz Lee 9/15/11 Overview o Age stratification theory o Socio-historical context: Glen Elder: early-life experiences and later-life outcomes Early-life experience of war and later-life outcomes Cumulative advantage and disadvantage Define in general terms and apply to life course stratification How do public pensions contribute to the problem of cumulative disadvantage? Theories of Aging o Macro Theories continued Age Stratification Theory What do you think? o Does state support for the aged undermine familial obligation? o Would an exchange theorist expect pensions to reduce familial obligation? o What do you think of the claim that a disproportionate amount of money is directed to old age services because of the political power of seniors? Life Course Trajectories o Linking early-life experiences with later-life outcomes Glen Elder: Studies of Early-life Experiences and Later-life Outcomes o Children of the Great Depression ([1974] 1999)
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2011 for the course SOC 308 taught by Professor Lee during the Fall '11 term at SUNY Buffalo.

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091511 - SOC 308 Prof Kristen Schultz Lee 9/15/11 Overview...

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