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Demographic categories revisited: Age categories and the age of the categories

Abstract : This article proposes a critical and historical reflexion on the theme of the construction of the age categories and the fixation of the age thresholds. The end of the youth and the beginning of old age are analyzed.
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Vincent Gourdon, Patrice Bourdelais. Demographic categories revisited: Age categories and the age of the categories. Claudine Sauvain-Dugerdil, Henri Leridon, Nicholas Mascie-Taylor. Human clocks. The bio-cultural meanings of age., Peter Lang (Berne), pp.245-269, 2006, Population, Family and Society. ⟨halshs-00174523⟩

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