The Life Course Perspective on Aging

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The Life Course Perspective on Aging Birth cohort The people born in a particular year or years Historical “period” effects Some major events affect people of all ages Policy changes and social movements The New Deal (1933-1941) The Great Society (1964-1968) Social movements in reaction to disordered periods Re-establishment of normative, traditional family ties Re-establishment of consumer-based economy Rising expectations for quality of life The “life course” versus the “life span” perspective
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Unformatted text preview: Life course perspective based more on historical, policy, and sociological analyses Life span perspective based more on developmental psychology An Alternative to Modernization Theory Family economic adaptation Household structure (e.g. nuclear structure versus extended structure) affected by economic conditions, e.g. good times or depression The family adaptive strategy Family coordination to facilitate good economic outcomes for the family across generations...
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This note was uploaded on 03/24/2008 for the course HD 2510 taught by Professor Wethington,e. during the Spring '08 term at Cornell.

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