age stratification theory

(noun) “Theory which states that members of society are stratified by age, just as they are stratified by race, class, and gender” (OpenStax College 2012).

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  • Variant form: age-stratification theory

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References

OpenStax College. 2012. Theoretical Perspectives on Aging. Connexions, May 18, 2012. (http://cnx.org/content/m42973/1.3/).