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Ageing in a consumer societyFrom passive to active consumption in Britain$
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Ian Rees Jones

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9781861348821

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861348821.001.0001

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Cohort, generation and time

Cohort, generation and time

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(p.28) (p.29) Three Cohort, generation and time
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Ageing in a consumer society
Author(s):

Ian Rees Jones

Martin Hyde

Christina R. Victor

Richard D. Wiggins

Chris Gilleard

Paul Higgs

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861348821.003.0003

This chapter talks about the theoretical underpinnings of the concepts of cohorts, generation, and time, while referencing the work of Mannheim and others. The analysis that is presented in this chapter is based on large, standardised surveys of expenditure patterns. It is considered to be a necessary and important first step in the understanding of how later life is formed by and contributes to the formation of consumer society.

Keywords:   theoretical underpinnings, cohorts, generation, time, Mannheim, expenditure patterns, consumer society, formation

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