Definition of Age Norm
Examples of Age Norm
- In the United States, an 18-year old wearing a diaper and using a pacifier in public would break an informal age norm.
- A 10-year old operating a bulldozer on a construction site would break a formal age norm.
Age Norm Pronunciation
Syllabification: age norm
- American English – /AYj nORm/
- British English – /AYj nAWm/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /eɪʤ nɔrm/
- British English – /eɪʤ nɔːm/
- Plural: age norms
- Age norms are either formal or informal.
- Age norms are similar for an age cohort in a particular population.
- A crime that is based primarily on the age of the offender is a status offense, for example, underage drinking.
- Age norms are learned through socialization and regulated by sanctions that are either positive and negative, or formal and informal.
- A type of norm.
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “age norm.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved September 18, 2021 (https://sociologydictionary.org/age-norm/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
age norm. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/age-norm/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “age norm.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed September 18, 2021. https://sociologydictionary.org/age-norm/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“age norm.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 18 Sep. 2021. <https://sociologydictionary.org/age-norm/>.