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Making Democracy

Kathleen M. Blee

in Democracy in the Making: How Activist Groups Form

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199842766
eISBN:
9780199951161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199842766.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter introduces major questions and arguments and outlines the direction of the book. It includes general descriptions of the data and logic of methodology and background on Pittsburgh and ... More


Family futures: Childhood and poverty in urban neighbourhoods

Anne Power

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847429728
eISBN:
9781447302315
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429728.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Family life in areas of concentrated poverty and social problems is undermined by surrounding conditions. This book is based on a longitudinal study of over 200 families interviewed annually over the ... More


European Perspectives

Martin Killias, Santiago Redondo, and Jerzy Sarnecki

in From Juvenile Delinquency to Adult Crime: Criminal Careers, Justice Policy and Prevention

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199828166
eISBN:
9780199951208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199828166.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter summarizes European research that covers the various topic areas included in this book. It starts with an overview of European longitudinal studies, which have been conducted far beyond ... More


Criminal Career Patterns

Alex Piquero, J. David Hawkins, and Lila Kazemian

in From Juvenile Delinquency to Adult Crime: Criminal Careers, Justice Policy and Prevention

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199828166
eISBN:
9780199951208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199828166.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The empirical study of longitudinal patterns of criminal activity committed by offenders has been a central focus in criminology. Descriptive analysis of the nature of criminal offending has led to ... More


Spanish Legacies: The Coming of Age of the Second Generation

Alejandro Portes, Rosa Aparicio, and Williiam Haller

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520286290
eISBN:
9780520961579
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286290.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This is a study of the adaptation of second-generation immigrants—children of immigrants—in Spain. It is based on a sample of close to seven thousand students, who were originally interviewed in ... More


Continuity and Change in Voluntary Action: Patterns, Trends and Understandings

Rose Lindsey and John Mohan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447324836
eISBN:
9781447324850
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447324836.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This book provides a longitudinal perspective on change and continuity in voluntary action in recent decades in the UK. Drawing on more than 30 years of different quantitative and qualitative data, ... More


Survey designs for longitudinal research

Elisabetta Ruspini

in The gender dimension of social change: The contribution of dynamic research to the study of women's life courses

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343321
eISBN:
9781447303824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343321.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter provides a context for the longitudinal analysis. ‘Longitudinal’ is an imprecise term that implies repeated measurements of the observations made on a certain number of occasions. It ... More


Concluding comments

Elisabetta Ruspini and Angela Dale

in The gender dimension of social change: The contribution of dynamic research to the study of women's life courses

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343321
eISBN:
9781447303824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343321.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This concluding chapter offers some recommendations for increasing and improving the role of longitudinal data in researching and analysing changes in women's lives and life courses. Change, such as ... More


A method-in-practice: constructing longitudinal case histories

Rachel Thomson

in Unfolding lives: Youth, gender and change

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420510
eISBN:
9781447304104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420510.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

One of the aims of this book was to outline a method-in-practice and to illustrate how it is possible to construct in-depth case histories from a qualitative longitudinal archive. This chapter begins ... More


Longitudinal analysis and the constitution of the concept of gender

Jane Elliott

in The gender dimension of social change: The contribution of dynamic research to the study of women's life courses

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343321
eISBN:
9781447303824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343321.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter examines the value of longitudinal data and longitudinal approaches for examining women's lives. In particular, the chapter focuses on the role of part-time work in the context of ... More


How grandparents influence the religiosity of their grandchildren: a mixed-methods study of three-generation families in the United States

Vern L. Bengtson and Merril Silverstein

in Grandparenting Practices around the World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447340645
eISBN:
9781447340690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447340645.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter examines how grandparents influence (and don’t influence) the religiosity of descending generations within families in the United States. Using data from a longitudinal study of ... More


The Longitudinal Study of the Second Generation

Alejandro Portes, Rosa Aparicio, and William Haller

in Spanish Legacies: The Coming of Age of the Second Generation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520286290
eISBN:
9780520961579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286290.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

We review the research design of the Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Study (CILS) as a prelude to presenting the methodology of the Longitudinal Study of the Second Generation (ILSEG in its ... More


Sequences of Early Adult Transitions: A Look at Variability and Consequences

Ted Mouw

in On the Frontier of Adulthood: Theory, Research, and Public Policy

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226748894
eISBN:
9780226748924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226748924.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Education

The transition from adolescence to adulthood is “demographically dense” in that it involves a number of significant demographic transitions: leaving home, finishing school, starting work, marriage, ... More


Introduction

Elisabetta Ruspini and Angela Dale

in The gender dimension of social change: The contribution of dynamic research to the study of women's life courses

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343321
eISBN:
9781447303824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343321.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This volume was developed from the Fifth International Conference on Logic and Methodology: Social Science Methodology in the New Millennium, Cologne on October 2000. It included a session by ... More


The Influence of Economic Factors on First Marriage in Historical Europe and Asia

Tommy Bengtsson

in Similarity in Difference: Marriage in Europe and Asia, 1700-1900

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262027946
eISBN:
9780262325837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027946.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter examines the role of economic factors in first marriage in seven locations in pre-industrial Europe and Asia using a two-generation theory, which also takes socioeconomic class into ... More


The breadth and depth of youth transitions

Rachel Thomson

in Unfolding lives: Youth, gender and change

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420510
eISBN:
9781447304104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420510.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

In 1996, with a group of colleagues, the author began a ten-year longitudinal study by following the transition of young people to adulthood. The research began in secondary schools in five ... More


Conducting longitudinal epidemiological research in children

John Henderson

in Researchers and their 'subjects': Ethics, power, knowledge and consent

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345141
eISBN:
9781447303220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345141.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

The increasing recognition that events during pregnancy and early infancy have a profound impact on future health and disease through to later life has led to the development of longitudinal and ... More


Method, data and hypotheses

Cristina Solera

in Women in and out of paid work: Changes across generations in Italy and Britain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349309
eISBN:
9781447304319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349309.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter outlines the methods, datasets, variables, and techniques used for the empirical analyses described and discussed in the rest of the book. It starts by illustrating the nature and ... More


The costs and benefits of Sure Start Local Programmes

Pamela Meadows

in The National Evaluation of Sure Start: Does area-based early intervention work?

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349507
eISBN:
9781447303909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349507.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter discusses the underlying principles of economic evaluation of social interventions, and briefly considers the difference between cost-effectiveness evaluation and cost-benefit analysis. ... More


Conclusion: resilient families

Jane Gray, Ruth Geraghty, and David Ralph

in Family rhythms: The changing textures of family life in Ireland

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719091513
eISBN:
9781526109972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091513.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This concluding chapter draws out some of the shared patterns and themes that have emerged in the book and presents its overarching finding that Irish families have been characterized by ... More


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