Sociology Exam 3

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  1. Age:
    both a biological and social classification; there are social dictates regarding age--socially and culturally defined expectations about the meaning of age, our understanding of it, and our responses to it.
  2. Life Course perspective
    -how does it view stages of life?
    -where does aging occur?
    • Examines the entire course of human life from childhood, adolescence, and adulthood to old age.
    • • Views “stages of life” as social constructions that reflect the broader structural conditions of society.

    • Aging occurs within a social context: one’s social class, education, occupation, gender, and race will determine how one experiences adolescence or old age.
  3. Population aging:
    a change in our demographic structure. The median age of our populaon is increasing.
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Sociology Exam 3
Chapters 6=8
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