Exploring social inequality and difference -4- Age

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Age Inequalities
Topic 4
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Bytheway (1995)
Ageism is a misleading concept. It experienced differently by sections of the population.
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Vincent (2006)
Economically and culturally, old age experiences are very different. Material disadvantage is more pronounced in old age because of reliance and amount of pension. For youth material disadvantage can be caused by class, gender and ethnicity.
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McKingsley (2001)
Refers to people aged over 85 as the 'oldest old'. This therefore suggests that there is a stage where a person is classed as 'young elderly'.
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Harding (1999)
Researched the lives of over 1000 older people in the UK and found two strands: 1) Early retirement and active ageing. 2) 80+ years, living alone, little savings and increasingly isolated.
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Ginn and Arber (1992)
Researched the disadvantages of private pension scheme arrangements. They analysed their results according to gender and ethnicity. They found that Pakistani and Bangladeshi women were particularly disadvantaged compared to white British workers.
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Carrigan and Szmigin (2000)
Argue that the advertising industry either ignores or stereotypes old people. This doesn't accurately reflec thre reality of life for older people.
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Eisenstadt (1956) - Functionalist
The age groups (youth, middle age, old age) enable people to learn and gain new social roles and therefore contribute to social cohesion and solidarity.
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Marxist View
The youth and old are used as a reserve army of labour. They argue that Child Benefits and pensions are used as an ideological state apparatus, so people don't argue for a wage increase, in a Capitalist society.
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McKingsley (2001) - Weberian
Old age and retirement triggers a loss of status and this affects the individual culturally as well as economically.
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Featherstone and Hepworth (1999) - Postmodernism
Individualisation and destructured society have made age a fragmented and diverse social category.
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Ageism is a misleading concept. It experienced differently by sections of the population.

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Bytheway (1995)

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Economically and culturally, old age experiences are very different. Material disadvantage is more pronounced in old age because of reliance and amount of pension. For youth material disadvantage can be caused by class, gender and ethnicity.

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Refers to people aged over 85 as the 'oldest old'. This therefore suggests that there is a stage where a person is classed as 'young elderly'.

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Researched the lives of over 1000 older people in the UK and found two strands: 1) Early retirement and active ageing. 2) 80+ years, living alone, little savings and increasingly isolated.

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