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Handbook on Demographic Change and the Lifecourse

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Handbook on Demographic Change and the Lifecourse

9781788974868 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Jane Falkingham, Maria Evandrou and Athina Vlachantoni, Centre for Population Change and the Centre Research on Ageing, University of Southampton, UK
Publication Date: June 2020 ISBN: 978 1 78897 486 8 Extent: c 384 pp
This innovative Handbook offers a deeper understanding of the causes and consequences of demographic change across the lifecourse. Chapters highlight major theoretical and methodological advances and present research that sheds light on family dynamics, health and mobility over the lifecourse, illustrating the implications of lifecourse research for policy and reform.

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Showcasing ways in which the theory of the lifecourse has been applied in demographic research, this innovative Handbook uses key datasets to offer a deeper understanding of the causes and consequences of demographic change across the lifecourse.

This Handbook features contributions from leading international demographers and social scientists, covering a range of substantive areas such as employment, health, migration, social security, family formation, housing and inequality to give substance to investigations into the individual’s lifecourse. Chapters highlight major theoretical and methodological advances in lifecourse research and present research that sheds light on family dynamics, health and mobility over the lifecourse, illustrating the implications of lifecourse research for policy and reform.

Comprehensive and cutting-edge, this Handbook will be crucial reading for students and researchers of demography, social policy, sociology and gerontology at all levels looking to enhance their own research agendas. Policy makers and practitioners of demographic research will also benefit from its insights into the key methodological avenues for advanced investigations.
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Contributors include: K. Barclay, M. Benzeval, L. Bernardi, A. Berrington, A. Börsch-Supan, P. Bridgen, P. De Jong, H. De Valk, T. Emery, M. Evandrou, A. Evans, L. Fadel, J. Falkingham, A.E. Fasang, A. Findlay, I. Garfinkel, A.H. Gauthier, A. Goodman, E. Graham, J. Holmes, J. Huinink, K. Keenan, K. Kiernan, S. Kim, D. Kneale, M. Kolk, H. Kulu, M. Lyons-Amos, K.U. Mayer, D. McCollum, A. McMunn, S. McLanahan, T. Meyer, J. Mikolai, M. Qin, A. Sabater, L. Sariscsany, R.A. Settersten, C. Van Mol, L. Vargas, A.Villadsen, A. Vlachantoni, J. Waldfogel, M. Wright
Contents
Contents:

1. Introduction to the Handbook on Demographic change and the Lifecourse
Maria Evandrou, Jane Falkingham and Athina Vlachantoni

PART I: THEORETICAL & METHODOLOGICAL ADVANCES IN LIFECOURSE RESEARCH
2. Linking Demographic Change and the Life Course:
Insights from the “Life Course Cube”
Laura Bernardi, Johannes Huinink and Richard A. Settersten, Jr.

3. Life Course and Social Inequality
Annette Eva Fasang and Karl Ulrich Mayer

4. Studying individuals across the life course: A review of longitudinal methods
Júlia Mikolai and Mark Lyons-Amos

PART II: DATA & INNOVATION IN LIFECOURSE RESEARCH
5. Current and future contributions of the Generations and Gender Programme to life course research
Luisa Fadel, Tom Emery and Anne H. Gauthier

6. Life history analyses with SHARE
Axel Börsch-Supan

7. The contribution of the 1958 and 1970 British Cohort Studies to lifecourse research on family transitions
Aase Villadsen, Alissa Goodman, Ann Berrington and Dylan Kneale

8. Understanding families’ lives across the life course: the value of panel studies.
Understanding Society: the UK Household Longitudinal Survey
Michaela Benzeval

PART III: FAMILY DYNAMICS AND LIVING ARRANGEMENTS OVER THE LIFECOURSE
9. Unmarried families in the UK and the US
Kathleen Kiernan, Sara McLanahan, John Holmes and Melanie Wright

10. Ethnic fertility and ethnic intermarriage in Australia
Ann Evans

11. Demographic Perspectives on Population Change and Housing across the Life Course
Elspeth Graham and Albert Sabater

PART IV: HEALTH OVER THE LIFECOURSE
12. Birth spacing and health outcomes: differences across the lifecourse and developmental contexts
Kieron Barclay and Martin Kolk

13. Work, family and health over the life course: Evidence from the British birth cohort studies
Anne McMunn

PART V: MIGRATION & MOBILITY OVER THE LIFECOURSE
14. The case for a life course perspective on mobility and migration research
David McCollum, Katy Keenan and Allan Findlay

15. Family Changes, Housing Transitions, and Residential Mobility
Júlia Mikolai and Hill Kulu

16. Migration, welfare and the lifecourse in the context of the European Union: A case study of the Netherlands
Petra de Jong, Christof Van Mol, Helga De Valk

PART VI: POLICY
17. The American Welfare State in the Economic Lives of Children
Irv Garfinkel, Laurel Sariscsany and Laura Vargas

18. Elder Care and the Role of Paid Leave Policy
Soohyun Kim and Jane Waldfogel

19. The poverty risks of migrants who retire in their host country. Evidence from the first post-war wave of migration into Europe.
Paul Bridgen and Traute Meyer

20. Employment history and later life satisfaction among three cohorts in the UK: Unravelling the mediating pathways of pension security, housing tenure and health
Jane Falkingham, Maria Evandrou, Min Qin and Athina Vlachantoni

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