Special Issue "The Influence of Childhood Conditions on the Whole Life"
A special issue of Behavioral Sciences (ISSN 2076-328X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2019).
Interests: life-course research; longitudinal studies; childhood; school; resilience; inequalities; health; socioeconomic status; social stratification
The past three decades have seen an exponential growth in life-course studies, not least in the fields of sociology, epidemiology, and psychology. Some argue that life-course research is now in the midst of a golden age, with its long history of classic longitudinal studies, the growing number of exceptional data resources, as well as advances in statistical techniques and theoretical developments. A theme that comes across as particularly important for the future of life-course research, is the focus on mechanisms. In traditional life-course studies, mechanisms may refer to the pathways that link early life and adolescent experiences to later outcomes. There have been many recent methodological attempts to reach a more solid understanding of processes of mediation and interaction across the life course. Yet, this remains a field of inquiry in need of more exploration. This Special Issue will address the most recent scientific findings regarding mechanisms linking childhood conditions to outcome across the whole life.
Assoc. Prof. Ylva B Almquist
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- Cohort studies
- Childhood living conditions
- Long-term influences
- Intergenerational transmission
- Social relationships
- Mediation analysis
- Interaction analysis