I don't understand what "age-in-cohort" means in the following partial sentence:

"gender differences, age-in-cohort differences and differences in the experiences"

Can someone explain?

  • Hi, mina. I edited your question slightly to make it a bit clearer, but you might help readers understand the context of the phrase "age-in-cohort" better if you included more of the original quotation in your question.
    – Sven Yargs
    Commented Aug 22, 2017 at 6:39
  • If this were 'age-within-cohort differences', I'd certainly think in terms of the width of intervals (and, here, associated age differences). There is a large difference in maturity within a cohort of children aged say 4yrs one day to 5yrs no days, but all can end up in the same year group at school. Commented Aug 22, 2017 at 7:39

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This appears to be in the context of a report on a statistical study of some topic.

A "cohort" is a group of the people (or things) being studied that have some common statistical characteristic. If that characteristic did not include their age, the results of the study might suggest that their age should have been included, and the data might be re-analysed taking age into account.

See https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/cohort #2.1.

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