Historical Influences on Lives and Aging (Google eBook)

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Springer Publishing Company, Jan 1, 2005 - FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS - 324 pages
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"This volume focuses on the ways in which the life course of individuals is affected by the historical contexts in which they live. Editors Schaie and Elder, along with contributors, explore the following pivotal concerns: how historical changes, such as immigration, affect the life course; the impact of historical transitions within societies, such as the collapse of the Soviet Union; the linking mechanisms, such as how coming of age in wartime affected young people during World War II. One of the goals of this volume is to help readers gain a better understanding of the immediate and long-range effects of historical events on lives and aging. To stimulate thought and discussion, each chapter is followed by two insightful commentaries"--Provided by the Publisher.
  

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Contents

1 Historical Changes and the American Life Course
1
2 Immigration Incorporation and Generational Cohorts in Historical Contexts
43
Perspectives on the Life Course and Aging
108
A Study of PostService Employment Among Former Russian Army Officers
166
How World War II and the Korean War Changed Lives
208
6 WellBeing of LowIncome Adults in a Period of Historical Changes in Welfare and Employment Policies
252
Author Index
299
Subject Index
306
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Glen H. Elder, Jr, PhD, Howard Odum Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been involved in the development of life course studies as a field of inquiry. He has investigated the Great Depression in the lives of Americans, the impact of military and wartime experiences in the life course and health of U.S. veterans, and the effects of rural change and dislocation on the intergenerational dynamics of aging. Using Ass Health data, he is currently investigating sources of resilient and vulnerable pathways to the adult years. He directs the Carolina Population Center Pathways to the adult years. He directs the Carolina Population Center's training program on aging and population and co-directs the Carolina Consortium on Human Development at UNC-CH.

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