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This quantity of the yearly evaluate focuses realization accurately on teh ignored documentation and explaination of heterogeneity of the way humans get older inside of society. THe society of unique curiosity is the USA in really fresh many years, even supposing the various chapters contain istructive comparisons with different societies.
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Several historical studies of life-course transitions in the United States have uniformly shown increasing standardization in, for example, years of education, school leaving, labor-force entry, age at marriage, and retirement (Hogan, 1981; Marini, 1984; Modell, Furstenberg, & Hershberg, 1976; Modell, Furstenberg, & Strong, 1978). Through the same period, a trend toward reduced income inequality in succeeding cohorts also occurred. Cross-sectional comparisons thus might be expected to show a smaller amount of diversity among the young in terms of role configurations, resource availability, and other factors strictly as an artifact of cohort differences resulting from historical trends (see Dannefer & Sell, in press, for a fuller discussion of this point).
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