Definition of Age Cohort
Example of Age Cohort
Age Cohort Pronunciation
Syllabification: age co·hort
- American English – /AYj kOH-hort/
- British English – /AYj kOH-hawt/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /eɪʤ ˈkoʊhɔrt/
- British English – /eɪʤ ˈkəʊhɔːt/
- Plural: age cohorts
- Age cohorts are studied in demography.
- Different age cohorts experience different cohort effects and simultaneously experience longitudinal effects.
- A well defined unit of analysis is important to compare and contrast differing birth rates, life courses, and life expectancies between populations.
- Also called age group.
- Quantitative Research Resources – Books, Journals, and Helpful Links
- Word origin of “age” and “cohort” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
- The Whys and Hows of Generations Research – Pew Research Center: people-press.org
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2019. “age cohort.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved November 28, 2023 (https://sociologydictionary.org/age cohort/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
age cohort. (2019). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/age cohort/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2019. “age cohort.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed November 28, 2023. https://sociologydictionary.org/age cohort/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“age cohort.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2019. Web. 28 Nov. 2023. <https://sociologydictionary.org/age cohort/>.