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Handbook of the life course, edited by Jeylan T. Mortimer, Michael J. Shanahan

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Handbook of the life course
Title
Handbook of the life course
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jeylan T. Mortimer, Michael J. Shanahan
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Editor
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Language
eng
Summary
Volume 1: This comprehensive handbook provides an overview of key theoretical perspectives, concepts, and methodological approaches that, while applied to diverse phenomena, are united in their general approach to the study of lives across age phases. In surveying the wide terrain of life course studies with dual emphases on theory and empirical research, this important reference work presents probative concepts and methods and identifies promising avenues for future research. Included are sections on history and cross-national variability, normative structuring, movement through the life course, transitions in the life course, turning points, connections between life phases, methodology, and the future of the life course. A major reference work and a seminal text, it is essential reading for social scientists studying phases within the life course, social psychologists in sociology and psychology, demographers and academics in the field of the life course as well as students in these disciplines. Volume 2: Building on the success of the 2003 Handbook of the Life Course, this second volume identifies future directions for life course research and policy. The introductory essay and the chapters that make up the five sections of this book, show consensus on strategic next steps in life course studies. These next steps are explored in detail in each section: Section I, on life course theory, provides fresh perspectives on well-established topics, including cohorts, life stages, and legal and regulatory contexts. It challenges life course scholars to move beyond common individualistic paradigms. Section II highlights changes in major institutional and organizational contexts of the life course. It draws on conceptual advances and recent empirical findings to identify promising avenues for research that illuminate the interplay between structure and agency. It examines trends in family, school, and workplace, as well as contexts that deserve heightened attention, including the military, the criminal justice system, and natural and man-made disaster. The remaining three sections consider advances and suggest strategic opportunities in the study of health and development throughout the life course. They explore methodological innovations, including qualitative and three-generational longitudinal research designs, causal analysis, growth curves, and the study of place. Finally, they show ways to build bridges between life course research and public policy.--
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ799.95
LC item number
.H36 2003
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non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1943-
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  • Mortimer, Jeylan T.
  • Shanahan, Michael J.
  • Johnson, Monica Kirkpatrick
Series statement
Handbooks of sociology and social research
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Life cycle, Human
  • Developmental psychology
Label
Handbook of the life course, edited by Jeylan T. Mortimer, Michael J. Shanahan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • p. 3
  • 1.
  • emergence and development of life course theory/
  • Glen H. Elder, Jr.
  • Monica Kirkpatrick Johnson
  • Robert Crosnoe
  • 2.
  • Generations, cohorts, and social change/
  • Duane F. Alwin
  • Ryan J. McCammon
  • p. 23
  • 3.
  • Stratified incentives and life course behaviors/
  • Takehiko Kariya
  • James E. Rosenbaum
  • p. 51
  • 4.
  • Age structuring and the rhythm of the life course/
  • Richard A. Settersten, Jr.
  • p. 81
  • 5.
  • Parental identification, couple commitment, and problem solving among newlyweds/
  • Irving Tallman
  • p. 103
  • 6.
  • Family context and individual well-being : patterns and mechanisms in life course perspective/
  • Peter Uhlenberg
  • Margaret Mueller
  • p. 123
  • 7.
  • Intergenerational relations in changing times/
  • Norella M. Putney
  • Vern L. Bengtson
  • p. 149
  • 8.
  • Educational transitions, trajectories, and pathways/
  • Aaron M. Pallas
  • p. 165
  • 9.
  • From work trajectories to negotiated careers : the contingent work life course/
  • Walter R. Heinz
  • p. 185
  • 10.
  • Government and the life course/
  • Lutz Leisering
  • p. 205
  • p. 229
  • 11.
  • first-grade transition in life course perspective/
  • Doris R. Entwisle
  • Karl L. Alexander
  • Linda Steffel Olson
  • 12.
  • From student to worker/
  • Alan C. Kerckhoff
  • p. 251
  • 13.
  • Midcourse : navigating retirement and a new life stage/
  • Phyllis Moen
  • p. 269
  • 14.
  • Desistance from crime over the life course/
  • Robert J. Sampson
  • John H. Laub
  • p. 295
  • 15.
  • Desistance from crime and deviance as a turning point in the life course/
  • Christopher Uggen
  • Michael Massoglia
  • p. 311
  • 16.
  • Migration, human development, and the life course/
  • Guillermina Jasso
  • p. 331
  • 17.
  • Self-agency and the life course/
  • Viktor Gecas
  • p. 369
  • 18.
  • Connections between childhood and adulthood/
  • Jane D. McLeod
  • Elbert P. Almazan
  • p. 391
  • p. 413
  • 19.
  • How and why the understanding of developmental continuity and discontinuity is important : the sample case of long-term consequences of adolescent substance use/
  • John E. Schulenberg
  • Jennifer L. Maggs
  • Patrick M. O'Malley
  • p. 437
  • 20.
  • Adolescent work and the early socioeconomic career/
  • Jeylan T. Mortimer
  • Jeremy Staff
  • Sabrina Oesterle
  • 21.
  • Distinguishing age, period, and cohort effects/
  • Norval D. Glenn
  • p. 465
  • 22.
  • Event history models for life course analysis/
  • Lawrence L. Wu
  • p. 477
  • 23.
  • Panel models for the analysis of change and growth in life course studies/
  • Charles N. Halaby
  • p. 503
  • 24.
  • Characterizing the life course as role configurations and pathways : a latent structure approach/
  • Ross Macmillan
  • Scott R. Eliason
  • p. 529
  • 25.
  • Linking life course and life story : social change and the narrative study of lives over time/
  • Bertram J. Cohler
  • Andrew Hostetler
  • p. 555
  • Avshalom Caspi
  • p. 579
  • 26.
  • Personality trait development in adulthood/
  • Brent W. Roberts
  • Richard W. Robins
  • Kali H. Trzesniewski
  • p. 597
  • 27.
  • Biological models of behavior and the life course/
  • Michael J. Shanahan
  • Scott M. Hofer
  • Lilly Shanahan
  • p. 623
  • 28.
  • Socioeconomic status and health over the life course : capital as a unifying concept/
  • Jennifer R. Frytak
  • Carolyn R. Harley
  • Michael D. Finch
  • 29.
  • Toward a global geography of the life course : challenges of late modernity for life course theory/
  • Dale Dannefer
  • p. 647
  • 30.
  • Reflections on the future of the life course/
  • Frank Furstenberg
  • p. 661
  • 31.
  • Life course research : achievements and potential/
  • Linda K. George
  • p. 671
  • 32.
  • Success and challenge in demographic studies of the life course/
  • Dennis P. Hogan
  • Frances K. Goldscheider
  • p. 681
  • 33.
  • future of the life course : late modernity and life course risks/
  • Angela M. O'Rand
  • p. 693
  • 34.
  • Future of the life course/
  • Ansgar Weymann
  • p. 703
Control code
l82002042769
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xx, 728 p.
Isbn
9780306474989
Lccn
2002042769
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Handbook of the life course, edited by Jeylan T. Mortimer, Michael J. Shanahan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • p. 3
  • 1.
  • emergence and development of life course theory/
  • Glen H. Elder, Jr.
  • Monica Kirkpatrick Johnson
  • Robert Crosnoe
  • 2.
  • Generations, cohorts, and social change/
  • Duane F. Alwin
  • Ryan J. McCammon
  • p. 23
  • 3.
  • Stratified incentives and life course behaviors/
  • Takehiko Kariya
  • James E. Rosenbaum
  • p. 51
  • 4.
  • Age structuring and the rhythm of the life course/
  • Richard A. Settersten, Jr.
  • p. 81
  • 5.
  • Parental identification, couple commitment, and problem solving among newlyweds/
  • Irving Tallman
  • p. 103
  • 6.
  • Family context and individual well-being : patterns and mechanisms in life course perspective/
  • Peter Uhlenberg
  • Margaret Mueller
  • p. 123
  • 7.
  • Intergenerational relations in changing times/
  • Norella M. Putney
  • Vern L. Bengtson
  • p. 149
  • 8.
  • Educational transitions, trajectories, and pathways/
  • Aaron M. Pallas
  • p. 165
  • 9.
  • From work trajectories to negotiated careers : the contingent work life course/
  • Walter R. Heinz
  • p. 185
  • 10.
  • Government and the life course/
  • Lutz Leisering
  • p. 205
  • p. 229
  • 11.
  • first-grade transition in life course perspective/
  • Doris R. Entwisle
  • Karl L. Alexander
  • Linda Steffel Olson
  • 12.
  • From student to worker/
  • Alan C. Kerckhoff
  • p. 251
  • 13.
  • Midcourse : navigating retirement and a new life stage/
  • Phyllis Moen
  • p. 269
  • 14.
  • Desistance from crime over the life course/
  • Robert J. Sampson
  • John H. Laub
  • p. 295
  • 15.
  • Desistance from crime and deviance as a turning point in the life course/
  • Christopher Uggen
  • Michael Massoglia
  • p. 311
  • 16.
  • Migration, human development, and the life course/
  • Guillermina Jasso
  • p. 331
  • 17.
  • Self-agency and the life course/
  • Viktor Gecas
  • p. 369
  • 18.
  • Connections between childhood and adulthood/
  • Jane D. McLeod
  • Elbert P. Almazan
  • p. 391
  • p. 413
  • 19.
  • How and why the understanding of developmental continuity and discontinuity is important : the sample case of long-term consequences of adolescent substance use/
  • John E. Schulenberg
  • Jennifer L. Maggs
  • Patrick M. O'Malley
  • p. 437
  • 20.
  • Adolescent work and the early socioeconomic career/
  • Jeylan T. Mortimer
  • Jeremy Staff
  • Sabrina Oesterle
  • 21.
  • Distinguishing age, period, and cohort effects/
  • Norval D. Glenn
  • p. 465
  • 22.
  • Event history models for life course analysis/
  • Lawrence L. Wu
  • p. 477
  • 23.
  • Panel models for the analysis of change and growth in life course studies/
  • Charles N. Halaby
  • p. 503
  • 24.
  • Characterizing the life course as role configurations and pathways : a latent structure approach/
  • Ross Macmillan
  • Scott R. Eliason
  • p. 529
  • 25.
  • Linking life course and life story : social change and the narrative study of lives over time/
  • Bertram J. Cohler
  • Andrew Hostetler
  • p. 555
  • Avshalom Caspi
  • p. 579
  • 26.
  • Personality trait development in adulthood/
  • Brent W. Roberts
  • Richard W. Robins
  • Kali H. Trzesniewski
  • p. 597
  • 27.
  • Biological models of behavior and the life course/
  • Michael J. Shanahan
  • Scott M. Hofer
  • Lilly Shanahan
  • p. 623
  • 28.
  • Socioeconomic status and health over the life course : capital as a unifying concept/
  • Jennifer R. Frytak
  • Carolyn R. Harley
  • Michael D. Finch
  • 29.
  • Toward a global geography of the life course : challenges of late modernity for life course theory/
  • Dale Dannefer
  • p. 647
  • 30.
  • Reflections on the future of the life course/
  • Frank Furstenberg
  • p. 661
  • 31.
  • Life course research : achievements and potential/
  • Linda K. George
  • p. 671
  • 32.
  • Success and challenge in demographic studies of the life course/
  • Dennis P. Hogan
  • Frances K. Goldscheider
  • p. 681
  • 33.
  • future of the life course : late modernity and life course risks/
  • Angela M. O'Rand
  • p. 693
  • 34.
  • Future of the life course/
  • Ansgar Weymann
  • p. 703
Control code
l82002042769
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xx, 728 p.
Isbn
9780306474989
Lccn
2002042769
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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