Definition: Cohort

Demography

A group of people sharing a common demographic experience who are observed through time. The cohort of persons born in the same year is known as a generation, while the cohort of persons married in the same year is called a marriage cohort or a marriage generation.
Source:
Eurostat, "Demographic statistics: Definitions and methods of collection in 31 European countries (2003 Edition)", Luxembourg, 2003
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