As you can see, person-first language about children really outstrips the identity-first language for adolescents and adults.
The percentages seem pretty similar to the identity-first language, with a corresponding increase in the volume and overall percentage representation of adults being researched.
I think that’s a good thing for the adults?
What puzzles me, is the dearth of research about adolescents. I might just be using the wrong terms. Maybe I should be searching for info on boys and girls. That seems reasonable.
And if I do that, then I need to search for explicit info on men and women.
Oh, this just gets more involved, as time goes on. Seems I’ve opened up a sort of Pandora’s box, here…
But in a fun way 🙂