Studying Baby Boom Cohorts Within a Demographic and Developmental Context: Conceptual and Methodological Issues1

Duane F. Alwin, Ryan J. McCammon, Scott M. Hofer

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Abstract

The term cohort is used in many ways. In the field of epidemiology a cohort is simply a group of people that is studied over time, regardless of the temporal attributes of their birth. In psychology and sociology, by contrast, cohort is often used synonymously with the term generation to refer to a group of people.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Baby Boomers Grow Up
Subtitle of host publicationContemporary Perspectives on Midlife
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages45-71
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)9781317824428
ISBN (Print)9780805848755
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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