Age stratification

the unequal distribution of wealth, power and privileges among people at different stages in the life course
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Age stratification

In critical sociology, age stratification refers to the hierarchical ranking of people into age groups within a society. Age stratification which is based on an ascribed status is a major source inequality, and thus may lead to ageism. Some of the advantages of Age Stratification are labour force calculation, estimating dependants, population grow...
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