By George Maddox PhD, M. Powell Lawton PhD
This quantity of the once a year overview focuses realization accurately on teh missed documentation and explaination of heterogeneity of the way humans get older inside society. THe society of designated curiosity is the USA in quite contemporary many years, even though many of the chapters contain istructive comparisons with different societies.
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The general principle of cumulation of advantage and disadvantage has long been recognized as an ubiquitous tendency in social life. Merton, drawing upon the words of Jesus in the Gospel according to Matthew ("for unto every one that hath shall be given and he shall have abundance, but from him that hath not, shall be taken away even that which he hath"), called this tendency the "Matthew effect" (1968). The present author has argued that this concept offers a useful metaphor to organize the study of social processes operating at various levels that tend to produce increasing diversity within a cohort as its members age (see Dannefer, 1987).
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