The third age: class, cohort or generation?

@article{Gilleard2002TheTA,
  title={The third age: class, cohort or generation?},
  author={Chris Gilleard and Paul Higgs},
  journal={Ageing and Society},
  year={2002},
  volume={22},
  pages={369 - 382}
}
In this paper we consider some of the ways that the third age can be thought about and studied. Taking the work of Peter Laslett as our key source, we explore his ‘aspirational’ approach toward redefining post-working life and look at some of its limitations as both definition and explanation. There is a need for a more sociologically informed approach to the third age, and we outline three potentially important structures that might better explain it – class, birth cohort, and generation… 
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