ERIC Number: EJ323103
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Generations, Age Groups and Cohorts: Conceptual Distinctions.
Marshall, Victor W.
Canadian Journal on Aging, v2 n2 p51-62 Oct 1983
Calls for a return to the conceptualization of Mannheim about generations and a parallel conceptualization concerning age groups. The usefulness of this approach is discussed in terms of the political sociology of age relations. Recommends precise definition and use of the terms cohort, generation, age grade, age stratum, age group, and generation groups. (Author/CT)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Age Groups, Cohort Analysis, Concept Formation, Definitions, Political Socialization, Sociology
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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