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Youth as a Force in the Modern World

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  03 June 2009

Herbert Moller
Boston University


The unprecedented number of young people in the world today can be isolated as one of the crucial reality factors conditioning political and cultural developments. Age distribution is only one demographic variable in the complex of social and political life, but the tremendous growth of world population in the twentieth century has magnified its dynamic potentialities. To gain perspective, it will be useful to briefly consider the role of youth in the light of historical experience.

Youth as a Social Force
Copyright © Society for the Comparative Study of Society and History 1968

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