Children Of The Great Depression: 25th Anniversary Edition
In this highly acclaimed work first published in 1974, Glen H. Elder Jr. presents the first longitudinal study of a Depression cohort. He follows 167 individuals born in 1920–1921 from their elementary school days in Oakland, California, through the 1960s. Using a combined historical, social, and psychological approach, Elder assesses the influence of the economic crisis on the life course of his subjects over two generations. The twenty-fifth anniversary edition of this classic study includes a new chapter on the war years entitled, “Beyond Children of the Great Depression.”
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Personality in Adult Experience
The Depression Experience in Life Patterns
Beyond Children of the Great Depression
Appendix A Tables
Appendix B Sample Characteristics Data Sources
On Comparisons of the Great
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achievement activities adaptive adolescence adult status adulthood American analysis attitudes average background Baltes behavior Berkeley career child childhood class origin Coming of Age compared comparison context correlated course theory Depression experience deprived families deprived group deprived households deprived parents difference domestic downward mobility early economic deprivation economic hardship economic loss effects of economic Elder emotional employment evidence factors family deprivation family hardship family status father GI Bill high school homemaking household operations husband impact income increased influence interview junior high less lives marital marriage married measure middle class mobility mother motivation nomic nondeprived families Oakland children Oakland cohort Oakland Growth Study Oakland sample occupational status offspring orientation pattern peers percent preference problem psychological ratings relation relative response roles scores significance situations social class status loss tion unemployed values vocational working-class working-class families worklife World War II
Page 1 - Middletown boosters liked editorials cheerily avowing that "many a family that has lost its car has found its soul," thanks to sounder nerves, rested bodies, better digestion and more sober Sabbath observance. Nor were such utterances merely the revised Protestant version of old Puritan gospel, for the Reverend John F. O'Hara, president of Notre Dame University, added his assurance that "as a result of the Depression...
Page 1 - . . . the great knife of the depression had cut down impartially through the entire population cleaving open lives and hopes of rich as well as poor. The experience has been more nearly universal than any prolonged recent emotional experience in the city's history; it has approached in its elemental shock the primary experiences of birth and death.