Age Stratification: Variation Between Cultures


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A system of conferring different status levels on different age groups is called:

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1. The idea that industrialized societies give less power to older adults than pre-industrialized societies do is called ____ theory.

2. Which of the following is a source of power for older adults?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will gauge your understanding of the reasons why older adults may be revered in some places in the world and tend to become more powerless in industrialized nations. You will be quizzed on terms and definitions used in the corresponding lesson.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The ability to identify the term used for the system that confers different status levels on different age groups
  • The theory that presents the idea that industrialized nations grant less power to older adults than pre-industrialized nations
  • What might be sources of power for older adults
  • A trait of older adults that is valued in some cultures
  • A reason why older adults may be less respected in industrialized societies

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the level of respect afforded older adults in different societies
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of industrialization and the impact on the power of older adults
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the sources of power for older adults in other cultures

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Age Stratification: Variation Between Cultures. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define age stratification
  • Outline possible sources of power for older adults
  • Provide examples to illustrate each of these sources
  • Explain the influence of modernization on levels of power and respect for older adults