The effect of time on a person determines his or her age. Age and the life course is a topic that concerns all people and which worries the majority of them. Nowadays it is interesting not only for individuals, but for the whole society. Ageing of the population is one of the most significant changes today. Changing life course patterns have influenced many spheres of our life, includng health, retirement and pension income, family structure, and a person’s participation in society life.