He spends most of his free time with his kids and wife Case Analysis Using Life

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the best gift he has ever received and that he would do anything to protect it. He spends most of his free time with his kids and wife. Case Analysis Using Life Course Perspective Life course perspective can be defined as the dynamic approach aimed at understanding the adult life course. It provides an essential lens to help us view what we can term as successful aging. It takes into consideration the social, psychological and biological factors that interact either independently or cumulatively to shape the lives of individuals during their lifetime all through from the moment of conception till death (Hirvensalo & Lintunen, 2011). The purpose of this study was to understand in depth, the basic concepts that involve life course perspectives. These basic concepts include cohort, transition, trajectory, life events and turning point. An
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LIFE COURSE PERSPECTIVE ANALYSIS 4 interview was performed to undertake this study, and the interview produced a richly comprehensive and broad narrative. Below, I have discussed these basic concepts. Cohort A cohort can be defined as a group of individuals who were born during a similar historical period and underwent specific human alterations within a specified culture in the same structure and at the same period. Cohorts vary in sizes, and this difference leads to competition for resources that are in most cases limited (Hirvensalo & Lintunen, 2011). While growing up, Mark had friends both in school and in the neighborhood who had been born at almost the same time as him and who had experienced all these life challenges. Their cohort was a relatively big one, and they, therefore, needed to develop strategies on how to share the limited resources that were on offer. They decided to tackle these challenges especially the economic problems by delaying marriages and having fewer children. In the developing countries like Iraq where Mark came from, the fertility rates are high, but the life expectancy is worryingly low. This has led to a situation where the larger part of the population is made up of young individuals. Under such scenarios, we find the labor and education sector flocked by the young which in return leads to a decline in the living standards of a nation. Another aspect that should be noted in this particular concept of life course perspective is the cohort sex ratio, which may be defined as the number of males per one hundred females. Mark came from a country that had a higher preference of male to female, and thus the sex ratio was at around 110 males per 100 females at the time of birth. This ratio however reduced into
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LIFE COURSE PERSPECTIVE ANALYSIS 5 adulthood as males died at a higher rate as compared to females because most men could be engaged in wars during warring periods. Transitions Transitions can be defined as the gradual modification in role and statuses that symbolize a notable departure from previous functions and conditions. A life course perspective is a stage of experiences as it implies that every individual will undergo many transitions as they move along.
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