Found that religion was used as a coping strategy in his sample of those aged 85 and over. This shows that the elderly are more spiritual than the younger generations.
Youths are over represented as devient and troublesome. Middle age is represented as a time of crisis, and old age as a time of dependancy and lonliness.
Suggests that old age is stereotyped and identified as a period of loneliness, being unable to learn, having poor health and being dependant on others
Considers youth to be based around the concepts of rebellion and resistance. This could be resisting the norm or reblling against their relitively low status in society.
Argues that the boundaries between different stages are becoming increasingly blurred.
Argued that young people are all part of the same youth culture, learning and negotiating the path into adulthood.
Identifies youth culture as a time for experimenting with new styles, fashions and shopping at the 'supermarket of style' a concept used to explain can 'pick and mix' their identity.
Found that the clients of old people's homes were often treated like children, they were not allowed to handle their own money and privacy of their body was invaded.