The Sociology of the Life Course, the Dynamics of Human Development and Aging; Application of Exploratory Event History Analysis (1)
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Session 3
(Historical) Changes in Life Course Patterns and Cohort Analysis/ Exploratory Event History Analysis

 
Session 4
National Differences and Institutional Conditions
 

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3. (Historical) Changes in Life Course Patterns and Cohort Analysis/ Exploratory Event History Analysis

Readings:

Alwin, Duane F. and Ryan J. McCammon (2003): "Generations, Cohorts, and Social Change." In: Jeylan T. Mortimer and Michael J. Shanahan (eds.), Handbook of the Life Course. New York et al.: Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers, Pp. 23-50.

Bruckner, Hannah and Karl Ulrich Mayer (2004): "The De-Standardization of the Life Course: What It Might Mean and If It Means Anything Whether it Actually Took Place." Paper presented at the Research Committee 28 (RC28) on Social Stratification and Mobility, Neuchatel Meeting "Social Stratification, Mobility, and Exclusion". Neuchatel, Switzerland, 7-9 May 2004. (Forthcoming in Advances in Life Course Research.)
URL:http://www.sidos.ch/method/RC28/abstracts/Karl%20Ulrich%20Mayer.pdf

Mayer, Karl Ulrich (2001): "The Paradox of Global Social Change and National Path Dependencies: Life course patterns in advanced societies." In: Alison E. Woodward and Martin Kohli (eds.), Inclusions and Exclusions in European Societies. London: Routledge, Pp. 89-110.
URL:http://www.mpib-berlin.mpg.de/dok/full/Mayer/theparad/index.htm

Mayer, Karl Ulrich (2000): "Life Courses in the Transformation of East Germany." Working Paper 2000/159 (October 2000). Centro de Estudios Avanzados en Ciencias Sociales, Instituto Juan March de Estudios e Investigaciones, Madrid.
URL:http://www.march.es/ceacs/ingles/publicaciones/ working/working.asp?strNombre=&strAutor=mayer& dtmFecha=2000&submit1=Search

Mayer, Karl Ulrich and Johannes Huinink (1990): "Age, Period, and Cohort in the Study of the Life Course: A Comparison of Classical A-P-C-Analysis with Event History Analysis or Farewell to LEXIS?" In: David Magnusson and Lars R. Bergman (eds.), Data Quality in Longitudinal Research. Cambridge et al.: Cambridge University Press, Pp. 211-232.

Rohwer, Gotz and Heike Trappe (1997): "Describing Life Courses. An Illustration Based on NLSY Data." Paper presented at the Paper prepared for the POLIS Project conference. European University Institute, Florence, February 28 - March 1, 1997.

Background Literature:

Hillmert, Steffen (2004): "Transition to adulthood: long-term developments in East and West Germany." Paper presented at the Research Committee 28 (RC28) on Social Stratification and Mobility, Neuchatel Meeting "Social Stratification, Mobility, and Exclusion". Neuchatel, Switzerland, 7-9 May 2004.
URL:http://www.sidos.ch/method/RC28/abstracts/Steffen%20Hillmert.pdf

Mason, W. M. and N. H. Wolfinger (2001): "Cohort Analysis." In: Neil J. Smelser and Paul B. Baltes (eds.), International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences : Bd. 1-26. Oxford: Elsevier, Pp. 2189-2194.
URL:http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob= MiamiImageURL&_imagekey=B6WVS-46RRH2R-8-9&_cdi=7110&_check=y &_orig=&_coverDate=12%2F31%2F2002&view=c&wchp=dGLbVtb-zSkWA& _acct=C000003618&_version=1&_userid=28961& md5=ad4f4f9aa098e305736b08b7354e6a91&ie=f.pdf

Mayer, Karl Ulrich (2003): "The Sociology of the Life Course and Lifespan Psychology: Diverging or Converging Pathways?" In: Ursula M. Staudinger and Ulman Lindenberger (eds.), Understanding Human Development: Dialogues with Lifespan Psychology. Boston, Dordrecht, New York, London: Kluwer Academic Publishers, Pp. 463 - 481.
URL:http://www.mpib-berlin.mpg.de/dok/full/Mayer/sociolog/index.htm

Rohwer, Gotz (1997): TDA User's Manual. Berlin: Max-Planck-Institut fur Bildungsforschung, Parts I-VIII pp.
URL:http://steinhaus.stat.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/tda.html

Ryder, Norman B. (1965): "The Cohort as a Concept in the Study of Social Change." American Sociological Review 30: 843-861.
URL:http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici= 0003-1224%28196512%2930%3A6%3C843%3ATCAACI%3E2.0.CO%3B2-%23

4. National Differences and Institutional Conditions

Readings:

DiPrete, Thomas A. (2002): "Life Course Risks, Mobility Regimes, and Mobility Consequences: A Comparison of Sweden, Germany, and the United States." American Journal of Sociology 108 (2 (September)): 267-309.
URL:http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/AJS/journal/issues/ v108n2/060241/060241.web.pdf

Leisering, Lutz (2003): "Government and the Life Course." In: Jeylan T. Mortimer and Michael J. Shanahan (eds.), Handbook of the Life Course. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, Pp. 205-225.

Mayer, Karl Ulrich (forthcoming): "Life Courses and Life Chances in a Comparative Perspective." In: Stefan Svallfors (eds.), Analyzing Inequality: Life chances and social mobility in comparative perspective: Stanford University Press.

Mayer, Karl Ulrich and Urs Schoepflin (1989): "The State and the Life Course." Annual Review of Sociology 15: 187-209.
URL:http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici= 0360-0572%281989%2915%3C187%3ATSATLC%3E2.0.CO%3B2-K

Background Literature:

Blossfeld, Hans-Peter and Sonja Drobnic (eds.) (2001): Careers of Couples in Contemporary Society. From Male Breadwinner to Dual-Earner Families. Oxford: Oxford University Press, concluding chapter.

Mills, Melinda and Hans-Peter Blossfeld (2003): "Globalization, Uncertainty and Changes in Early Life Courses." Zeitschrift fur Erziehungswissenschaft 6 (2): 188-219.
URL:http://userpage.fu-berlin.de/~zfe/