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CHAPTER 2. LIFE COURSE TRANSITIONS CHAPTER OUTLINE I. Life Course Framework Approach to aging that emphasizes interaction of historical events, individual decisions, and effect of early life experiences in determining later life outcomes 1. Transitions – role changes throughout life (child, daughter, wife, grandmother) 2. Countertransitions – produced by other’s role changes 3. Trajectory – a series of transitions in the life course II. Methodological Issues in Research On the Life Course a. Age, period, and cohort effects 1. Age effect – change that occurs as a result of advancing age 2. Period effect – impact of a historical event on society 3. Cohort effect – social change occurring when cohorts replace each other b. Cross-sectional research - Asking the same info from different groups. 1. Ex. Asking 20-40-60 year olds about political affinities c. Longitudinal research - A way to sort out differences in effects. The data follows same group of people over time 1. Ex. Health and Retirement Survey (HRS) d. Qualitative Research –
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  • Spring '18
  • Sociology, Longitudinal study, D. Qualitative Research, C. Longitudinal research

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