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A Life Course Perspective on Health Trajectories and Transitions

  • This open access book examines health trajectories and health transitions at different stages of the life course

  • Analyzes health as a dynamic experience

  • Addresses theoretical, empirical and methodological issues as well as examines different national contexts

Part of the book series: Life Course Research and Social Policies (LCRS, volume 4)

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Table of contents (10 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-vi
  2. Introduction

    • Claudine Burton-Jeangros, Stéphane Cullati, Amanda Sacker, David Blane
    Pages 1-18Open Access
  3. Trajectories and Transitions in Childhood and Adolescent Obesity

    • Laura D. Howe, Riz Firestone, Kate Tilling, Debbie A. Lawlor
    Pages 19-37Open Access
  4. Oral Health Over the Life Course

    • Anja Heilmann, Georgios Tsakos, Richard G. Watt
    Pages 39-59Open Access
  5. A Life Course Perspective on Body Size and Cardio-metabolic Health

    • William Johnson, Diana Kuh, Rebecca Hardy
    Pages 61-83Open Access
  6. Health Trajectories in People with Cystic Fibrosis in the UK: Exploring the Effect of Social Deprivation

    • David Taylor-Robinson, Peter Diggle, Rosalind Smyth, Margaret Whitehead
    Pages 85-110Open Access
  7. Linear Mixed-Effects and Latent Curve Models for Longitudinal Life Course Analyses

    • Paolo Ghisletta, Olivier Renaud, Nadège Jacot, Delphine Courvoisier
    Pages 155-178Open Access

About this book

This open access book examines health trajectories and health transitions at different stages of the life course, including childhood, adulthood and later life. It provides findings that assess the role of biological and social transitions on health status over time.

The essays examine a wide range of health issues, including the consequences of military service on body mass index, childhood obesity and cardiovascular health, socio-economic inequalities in preventive health care use, depression and anxiety during the child rearing period, health trajectories and transitions in people with cystic fibrosis and oral health over the life course. 

The book addresses theoretical, empirical and methodological issues as well as examines different national contexts, which help to identify factors of vulnerability and potential resources that support resilience available for specific groups and/or populations.

Health reflects the ability of individuals to adapt to their social environment. This book analyzes health as a dynamic experience. It examines how different aspects of individual health unfold over time as a result of aging but also in relation to changing socioeconomic conditions. It also offers readers potential insights into public policies that affect the health status of a population.

Keywords

  • Cardiovascular health
  • Changing socioeconomic conditions
  • Childhood obesity
  • Childhood, adulthood and later life
  • Health trajectories and health transitions
  • Socio-economic inequalities in preventive health care use

Editors and Affiliations

  • Swiss National Center of Competence for Research LIVES – Overcoming Vulnerability: Life Course Perspectives, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

    Claudine Burton-Jeangros

  • Swiss National Center of Competence for Research LIVES – Overcoming Vulnerability: Life Course Perspectives, Univeristy of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

    Stéphane Cullati

  • ESRC International Centre for Life Course Studies in Society and Health (ICLS), University College London, London, United Kingdom

    Amanda Sacker, David Blane

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: A Life Course Perspective on Health Trajectories and Transitions

  • Editors: Claudine Burton-Jeangros, Stéphane Cullati, Amanda Sacker, David Blane

  • Series Title: Life Course Research and Social Policies

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-20484-0

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s) 2015

  • License: CC BY-NC

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-20483-3Published: 20 August 2015

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-37244-0Published: 22 October 2016

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-20484-0Published: 11 August 2015

  • Series ISSN: 2211-7776

  • Series E-ISSN: 2211-7784

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: VI, 213

  • Number of Illustrations: 39 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Public Health, Sociology, Epidemiology

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)