Historical Influences on Lives and Aging

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Historical Influences on Lives and Aging

SKU# 9780826124050


  • K. Warner Schaie PhD
  • Glen Elder PhD

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This book focuses on the ways in which the life course of individuals is affected by the historical contexts in which they live. Editors Schaie and Elder, along with over twenty-five contributors, explore how historical events of varying degrees such as immigration, war, age, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status can affect the immediate and long-term life course.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date June 27, 2005
  • Page Count 320
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826124050
  • EISBN 9780826197443

Table of Contents 

  1. Historical Changes and the American Life, M. A. Vinovskis and G. R. Ford

  2. Commentary: This American Life: A Discussion of the Role of History in Developmental Outcomes, J. B. James
    Commentary: What Happened to America’s Elderly Population? M. D. Hayward
  3. Immigration, Incorporation, and Generational Cohorts in Historical Contexts, R. G. Rumbaut

  4. Commentary: Convergence and Divergence in the Developmental Contexts of Immigrants to the United States, A. J. Fuligni
    Commentary: Immigration of Older Adults: Extending the Incorporation Typology, G. F. De Jong
  5. Human Agency in the Transition from Communism: Perspectives on the Life Course and Aging, M. Titma and N. B. Tuma

  6. Commentary: Life Course Analysis in the Context of Failed Institutional Change in Post-Communist Societies, V. Nee
    Commentary: Social Change and Individual Development: A Challenge-Response-Approach, R. K. Silberseisen, M. Reitzle, and M. Pinquart
  7. Job-Search Strategies in Time and Place: A Study of Post-Service Employment Among Former Russian Army Officers, D. E. Rohall, V. Lee Hamilton, D. R. Segal, and J. Y. Y. Kwong

  8. Commentary: Job Search in the New Russia by Former Soviet Army Officers, M. Titma
    Commentary: The More Things Change: Coping with Transition in the New Russia, R. Smyth
  9. Coming of Age in Wartime: How World War II and the Korean War Changed Lives, J. H. Laub and R. J. Sampson

  10. Commentary: Time, Race, and Gender Differences in the Effects of Military Service on Veteran Outcomes, D. R. Segal
    Commentary: Military Service and Emotional Maturation: The Chelsea Pensioners, C. M. Aldwin and M. R. Levenson
  11. Well-Being of Low-Income Adults in a Period of Historical Changes in Welfare and Employment Policies, A. C. Huston and R. S. Mistry

  12. Commentary: Welfare Reform and Well-Being, G. J. Duncan
    Author Index
    Subject Index