ERIC Number: ED057386
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Aug-31
Reference Count: 0
Age Stratification and Value Orientations.
Youmans, E. Grant
Value orientations of members of younger and older age strata in 2 subcultural systems--one urban and one rural--are examined. The author looks at age stratification in a vertical sense (i.e., assessing differences existing between members of younger and older age strata), as well as in a horizontal sense (i.e., comparing the value orientations of younger urban persons with those of younger rural persons, and those of older urban persons with those of older rural persons. Structured interviews were used to collect data from 805 persons who comprised probability samples of men and women ages 20-29 and ages 60 and over living in the selected settings. Although findings varied-across variables, essentially differences were revealed between the younger and older age strata in both geographic areas on such value orientations as authoritarianism, dependency, achievement, religiosity, and anomia. Age strata differences are viewed as reflecting social and technological change. Some implications of this social change hypothesis are offered. (Author/TL)
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Authoring Institution: Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.; Kentucky Univ., Lexington.
Note: Paper presented at annual meeting of American Sociological Association, Denver, Colo., August 30 - September 2, 1971