Unformatted text preview: • Ageism — prejudice and discrimination against people on the basis of age—is a social problem that particularly stigmatizes and marginalizes older people. • Age stratification refers to the inequalities, differences, and segregation between age groups that occurs throughout the life course. It is a determinant of how education, jobs, and other scarce resources and opportunities are allocated in society. • Age stratification also limits roles and opportunities. People automatically assume that at age fourteen, a person should be in school; that at age thirty, a person should be married; and that at age sixty-five, a person should retire from full-time employment. Such perceptions about age may create problems for people in all age categories, but the problems typically are most pronounced among older people....
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- Fall '10
- Gerontology, AGING, better medical care