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date: 21 February 2020

Life Stages. 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to United States History
Author(s):
Ron GoekenRon Goeken

Research on the historical meaning and importance of different life stages is relatively recent, A growing interest in family history from the early 1960s on resulted in studies of the evolution of childhood, the progression to adolescence and young adulthood, and the transition from adulthood to old age. The development of specialized subfields devoted to the status and roles of the youngest and oldest members of society produced a greater understanding of the aging process.... ...

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