Life Course Research and Social Policies

Description

Life course research has been developing quickly these last decades for good reasons. Life course approaches focus on essential questions about individuals’ trajectories, longitudinal analyses, cross-fertilization across disciplines like life-span psychology, developmental social psychology, sociology of the life course, social demography, socio-economics, social history. Life course is also at the crossroads of several fields of specialization like family and social relationships, migration, education, professional training and employment, and health. This Series invites academic scholars to present theoretical, methodological, and empirical advances in the analysis of the life course, and to elaborate on possible implications for society and social policies applications. Topics appropriate for the series include among others: Longitudinal analyses and methods Educational and employment trajectories Occupational careers Migration Social networks and family configurations Health trajectories Non-normative events Social and individual vulnerabilities Stress over the life course Resources Accumulation of (dis) advantages and social inequalities Social mobility Personality and identity development Agency within social structures Work-family balance Social policies Volumes in this series are of interest for researchers, professionals, policy makers, and students in social sciences and related fields. Ideas and proposals for additional contributions to the Series should be sent to Laura Bernardi, Michel Oris, and Dario Spini, Series Editors, NCCR LIVES, Bâtiment Vidy, University of Lausanne, 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland. E-mail: laura.bernardi@unil.ch. or to the publisher: Evelien Bakker, Springer Science+Business Media, P.O. Box 17, 3300 AA Dordrecht, The Netherlands. Email: Evelien.Bakker@springer.com