cohort effect

(noun) A characteristic such as attitudes and values reflected by members of cohort due to shared lived experiences.

Example: A cohort’s view on war from growing up during WWI (1914-1918).

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: cohort effects
  • Not to be confused with longitudinal effect.
  • Cohort effect used in a sentence: In demography we learned about cohort effects.

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