Historical Influences on Lives and Aging

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K. Warner Schaie, PhD, Glen Elder, PhD
Springer Publishing Company, Jun 27, 2005 - Social Science - 320 pages

This book 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 over twenty-five contributors, explore how historical events of varying degrees such as immigration, war, age, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status can affect the immediate and long-term life course.


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2 Immigration Incorporation and Generational Cohorts in Historical Contexts
Perspectives on the Life Course and Aging
A Study of PostService Employment Among Former Russian Army Officers
How World War II and the Korean War Changed Lives
6 WellBeing of LowIncome Adults in a Period of Historical Changes in Welfare and Employment Policies
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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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