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age sets

age-related corporate social groupings, more usually of men, which form an important basis of social organization, especially within SEGMENTARY SOCIETIES. Such age sets create a pattern of social relationships, crosscutting KINSHIP or DESCENT, performing ceremonial sociopolitical and economic functions which may include the ownership of property
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Zelemoi said the change was necessitated by the normal age set transition.
'However, since it is settled that the registration of Duterte Youth Party-list is not limited to the youth sector only, there appears to be no basis for the Honorable Commission First Division to rule that respondent/movant Cardema made material representation by claiming he is eligible to be the first nominee of Duterte Youth Party-list when he is already 34 years of age or beyond the maximum age set by law for nominees of the youth sector,' he said.
Independent opinion pollster Merdeka Center estimated that the proportion of Bumiputera voters will rise from 62 to 64.1 per cent with the voting age set at 18.
The insurance industry is affected the most directly, because in car insurance, compensation is calculated with the age set at 60.
"Finding out I was not able to be adopted, because I'd reached an arbitrary age set by the state, left me feeling as though my special moment of asking my father to adopt me was stolen from me.
Those who began their working life in the late 1960s should retire at the age set out then.
The president's amendments include introducing the category of citizens of "pre-retirement age," which would be five years before the retirement age set by the new law.
Dominic Cawdell, of Mold, is only 22 years old - a year younger than the usual age set for ordination.
Dominic Cawdell, from Mold, is only 22 years old - a year younger than the usual age set for ordination.
Can we continue to base our retirement on the age set in 1945, when the average lifespan was some 25 years less?
Norwegian scientists tested the fitness of 1,400 men who were in their 40s and 50s at the start of the trial.Most became less active as middle age set in, but one in three upped their efforts.
It is also untenable; with people living longer and the state pension age set to rise over the coming years, our outlooks on older workers are going to have to change.