Glossary for Navigating the Life-Course with Demography
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A person 13 to 18 years of age
This means that the given rate is expressed in terms of experience within each age group. For example, age-specific fertility rates are usually expressed in terms of the experience of women within each of the five-year age groups; 15-19, 20-24, 25-29 years, etc. or they can also be expressed in terms of single age rates.
Anthropocene is the proposed current geological age, viewed as the
period during which human activity has been the dominant influence on
climate and the environment. The Working Group on the Anthropocene (WGA) voted to formally designate the
epoch Anthropocene and presented the recommendation to the International
Geological Congress on 29 August 2016.