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Cultural lag

Cultural lag, term developed in the 1920s by U.S. sociologist William F. Ogburn to refer to the unequal rate of development in various facets of culture. Technological change, for example, may produce unemployment and social problems that cause a cultural lag as workers adjust and acquire new skills.

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