A Companion to Life Course Studies : The Social and Historical Context of the British Birth Cohort Studies
Britain, uniquely, has five large-scale life course studies that began at intervals throughout that period. They have shown how lives are shaped by individual characteristics, their past and current experiences and opportunities, and so reflect their times. This book describes those fundamental changes that affected life chances differently in each generation, and how governments struggled to accommodate the changes with new policies for improving and managing the nation's capital in terms of education, family policy, health, human rights, and economics.
A Companion to Life Course Studies provides a resource for the interpretation of the findings and design differences in the five studies, and the stimulus for new comparisons of life course between these differing generations that would contribute to policy and to understanding.
- Paperback | 238 pages
- 154.94 x 233.68 x 17.78mm | 385.55g
- 14 Mar 2014
- Taylor & Francis Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- 18 Line drawings, black and white; 26 Tables, black and white
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Table of contents
'...extremely helpful to those embarking on their own studies, giving an immediate and comprehensive source of additional background reading...'
'Alternatively, for those simply in search of an interesting summary of social, political and religious shifts over than past half century, this book is a highly enjoyable read.'
-Claire Packham in Significance
'Summing Up: Recommended. Professionals/practitioners, especially in sociology.'ã
-J. A. Jaffe, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in Choice, Jan 2012
About Michael E. J. Wadsworth
John Bynner directed the Centre for Longitudinal Studies and the 1958 and 1970 cohort studies within a comparative life course study framework until 2003. He also directed the Wider Benefits of Learning Research Centre and the National Research and Development Centre for Adult Literacy and Numeracy.