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Life Course Research and Social Policies
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Surveying Human Vulnerabilities across the Life Course

Editors: Oris, M., Roberts, C., Joye, D., Ernst Stähli, M. (Eds.)

  • This open access book explores how to survey vulnerable individuals and populations
  • Details how to measure vulnerabilities
  • Features first-hand insight from experts in the field who share their successes as well as their failures    
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This open access book details tools and procedures for data collections of hard-to-reach, hard-to-survey populations. Inside, readers will discover first-hand insights from experts who share their successes as well as their failures in their attempts to identify and measure human vulnerabilities across the life course. Coverage first provides an introduction on studying vulnerabilities based on the Total Error Survey framework. Next, the authors present concrete examples on how to survey such populations as the elderly, migrants, widows and widowers, couples facing breast cancer, employees and job seekers, displaced workers, and teenagers during their transition to adulthood. In addition, one essay discusses the rationale for the use of life history calendars in studying social and psychological vulnerability while another records the difficulty the authors faced when trying to set-up an online social network to collect relevant data. Overall, this book demonstrates the importance to have, from the very beginning, a dialogue between specialists of survey methods and the researchers working on social dynamics across the life span. It will serve as an indispensable resource for social scientists interested in gathering and analyzing data on vulnerable individuals and populations in order to construct longitudinal data bases and properly target social policies.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Surveying Human Vulnerabilities Across the Life Course: Balancing Substantive and Methodological Challenges

    Oris, Michel (et al.)

    Pages 1-25

  • Representation of Vulnerability and the Elderly. A Total Survey Error Perspective on the VLV Survey

    Oris, Michel (et al.)

    Pages 27-64

  • Adapting Quantitative Survey Procedures: The Price for Assessing Vulnerability? Lessons from a Large-Scale Survey on Aging and Migration in Switzerland

    Kaeser, Laure

    Pages 65-85

  • Vulnerability Following a Critical Life Event: Temporary Crisis or Chronic Distress? A Psychological Controversy, Methodological Considerations, and Empirical Evidence

    Perrig-Chiello, Pasqualina (et al.)

    Pages 87-111

  • A Survey of Couples Facing Breast Cancer in Women

    Charvoz, Linda (et al.)

    Pages 113-129

Buy this book

eBook  
  • ISBN 978-3-319-24157-9
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
Hardcover 51,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-24155-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Surveying Human Vulnerabilities across the Life Course
Editors
  • Michel Oris
  • Caroline Roberts
  • Dominique Joye
  • Michèle Ernst Stähli
Series Title
Life Course Research and Social Policies
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-24157-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-24157-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-24155-5
Series ISSN
2211-7776
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 242
Number of Illustrations and Tables
23 b/w illustrations
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