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ERIC Number: ED172071
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov-18
Reference Count: 0
Time as a Basic Concept for Theory Building in Social Gerontology.
A typology of time-related concepts is put forth as a step toward the building of comprehensive theory in aging. The concepts derive from statistics (age, cohort, period effects), the theoretical writings of Sorokin (life course role sequences, durations and rates), the writings of Riley (on the synchronization of life course socialization and role allocation processes) and the life cycle planning literature (the use of time over the life course in the areas of education, work and leisure). The utility of the typology for resolving the "cohort analysis problem" (the confounding of age, cohort and period effects) in life planning research is outlined. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Aging (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY. All-University Gerontology Center.
Note: Paper presented at the Conference of the Gerontological Society (30th, San Francisco, California, November, 1978); For related document see CG 013 495