Aging and cumulative inequality: how does inequality get under the skin?

@article{Ferraro2009AgingAC,
  title={Aging and cumulative inequality: how does inequality get under the skin?},
  author={Kenneth F. Ferraro and Tetyana Pylypiv Shippee},
  journal={The Gerontologist},
  year={2009},
  volume={49 3},
  pages={333-43}
}
PURPOSE This article draws from cumulative disadvantage and life course theories to develop a new theory for the social scientific study of aging. DESIGN AND METHODS Five axioms of cumulative inequality (CI) theory are articulated to identify how life course trajectories are influenced by early and accumulated inequalities but can be modified by available resources, perceived trajectories, and human agency. RESULTS Although the concept of CI has attracted considerable attention among social… CONTINUE READING
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