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New & Forthcoming Titles | Life Course Research and Social Policies

Life Course Research and Social Policies

Life Course Research and Social Policies

Series Editors: Bernardi, Laura, Spini, Dario, Bonvin, Jean-Michel

ISSN: 2211-7776

Life course research has been developing quickly these last decades for good reasons. Life course approaches focus on essential questions about individuals’ trajectories, longitudinal analyses, cross-fertilization across disciplines like life-span psychology, developmental social psychology, sociology of the life course, social demography, socio-economics, social history. Life course is also at the crossroads of several fields of specialization like family and social relationships, migration, education, professional training and employment, and health. This Series invites academic scholars to present theoretical, methodological, and empirical advances in the analysis of the life course, and to elaborate on possible implications for society and social policies applications.

Topics appropriate for the series include among others:

Longitudinal analyses and methods
Educational and employment trajectories
Occupational careers
Social networks and family configurations
Health trajectories
Non-normative events
Social and individual vulnerabilities
Stress over the life course
Accumulation of (dis) advantages and social inequalities
Social mobility
Personality and identity development
Agency within social structures
Work-family balance
Social policies

Volumes in this series are of interest for researchers, professionals, policy makers, and students in social sciences and related fields.

Ideas and proposals for additional contributions to the Series should be sent to Laura Bernardi, Jean-Michel Bonvin, and Dario Spini, Series Editors,, Switzerland. E-mail: laura.bernardi@unil.ch.

or to the publisher:

Evelien Bakker, Springer Science+Business Media, P.O. Box 17, 3300 AA Dordrecht, The Netherlands. Email: Evelien.Bakker@springer.com