Adult Lives: A Life Course Perspective

Katz, Jeanne; Peace, Sheila and Spurr, Sue eds. (2011). Adult Lives: A Life Course Perspective. Bristol: Policy Press.



With the proportion of people between young adulthood and the third age growing in relation to children and young people in western industrialised societies, there is an increasing need for a comprehensive look at the past, present and future of adult lives. These adult lives are defined by the experience of history, are structurally specific, and draw upon different interpersonal, lifestyle and cultural resources and it is important to recognise the impact of the past and the present on future adult lives.

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