Senior esteem as a factor of socioeconomic complexity

The Gerontologist Vol/Iss. 16 Published In Pages: 433-440
By Sheehan, Tom


This article investigates the treatment and position of elderly persons cross-culturally, proposing an association with society type. Analysis suggests that semisedentary or seminomadic peoples treat seniors with lower esteem while nucleated peasant communities treat seniors with more esteem. Esteem is defined as "the intersection of decision-making role or resource control and quality of received behavior" (433).

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