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Birth cohorts: a resource for life course studies

Anne-Marie Nybo Andersen, Mia Madsen, and Debbie A Lawlor

in Family matters: Designing, analysing and understanding family based studies in life course epidemiology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199231034
eISBN:
9780191723841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231034.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses issues concerned with the design and practicalities of setting up birth cohorts for life course epidemiology. The demand for a blueprint of the ideal birth cohort study is ... More


Family-based life course studies in low- and middle-income countries

G David Batty, Cesar G Victora, and Debbie A Lawlor

in Family matters: Designing, analysing and understanding family based studies in life course epidemiology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199231034
eISBN:
9780191723841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231034.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter briefly describes the growing impact of non-communicable disease in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) which, together with existing infectious illnesses and a rising incidence of ... More


Discussant chapter—the practicalities of undertaking family-based studies

Rebecca Hardy and Diana Kuh

in Family matters: Designing, analysing and understanding family based studies in life course epidemiology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199231034
eISBN:
9780191723841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231034.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter summarizes the origins of some of the existing life course studies and the current potential for using these studies to address family-based life course questions. It also highlights ... More


The Transition to Post-Industrial BMI Values in the United States

Marek Brabec and John Komlos

in Insecurity, Inequality, and Obesity in Affluent Societies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264980
eISBN:
9780191754135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264980.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

The trend in the BMI values of the United States population has not been estimated accurately because time series data are unavailable and because the focus has been on calculating period effects. ... More


Welfare Regimes, Cohorts, and the Middle Classes

Louis Chauvel

in Income Inequality: Economic Disparities and the Middle Class in Affluent Countries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804778244
eISBN:
9780804786751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778244.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

In comparative perspective, the “middle class” is still an under-specified term. This chapter analyses four countries, contrasted by their welfare regime type, and by the development and ... More


Opening the Convergence Black Box: Measurement Problems and Demographic Aspects

Ravi Kanbur and Anthony J. Venables

in Spatial Inequality and Development

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199278633
eISBN:
9780191602191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199278636.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The authors address the issues involved with the use of microeconomic data—household surveys—to compare the patterns of income growth among different regions instead of the commonly used aggregate ... More


Socioeconomic Disadvantage and Early Childbearing

Melissa S. Kearney and Phillip B. Levine

in The Problems of Disadvantaged Youth: An Economic Perspective

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226309453
eISBN:
9780226309477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309477.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter concerns the potential harm that teen childbearing imposes on the mother, the child, and potentially, to society more broadly. It highlights the fact that women who give birth as teens ... More


Age, birth cohort, and period effects in psychiatric disorders in the USA

Katherine Keyes and Charley Liu

in A Life Course Approach to Mental Disorders

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199657018
eISBN:
9780191748097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657018.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Assessment of age, period, and cohort effects in the temporal variation of psychiatric disorders is important for understanding changes in the nature and magnitude of the effect of aetiologically ... More


Life course inequalities: generations and social class

Johan Fritzell

in Health inequalities and welfare resources: Continuity and change in Sweden

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347589
eISBN:
9781447302483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347589.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter studies health inequalities from a generational perspective but also aims to adopt a life course perspective. It explains that the life course approach emphasises the dimension of time ... More


Black Migration from the South in Historical Context

Leah Platt Boustan

in Competition in the Promised Land: Black Migrants in Northern Cities and Labor Markets

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691150871
eISBN:
9781400882977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150871.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter explains that the mobility of black southerners began increasing in the birth cohorts born immediately after the Civil War. Many of these moves took place within the South. Despite ... More


Lung Cancer

Michael J. Thun, S. Jane Henley, and William D. Travis

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190238667
eISBN:
9780190238698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190238667.003.0028
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

Lung cancer is the most common cancer worldwide, ranking first in men and third in women for new cases and first in both sexes for deaths. Dynamic global patterns in incidence predominantly reflect ... More


Childhood experiences, educational attainment and adult labour market performance

Paul Gregg and Stephen Machin

in Child well-being, child poverty and child policy in modern nations (Revised 2nd Edition): What do we know?

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861342539
eISBN:
9781447301738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861342539.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter looks at what can be said about the kinds of associations between childhood factors and adult earnings, by drawing on the data from two British birth cohorts were born sometime in March ... More


Mortality, Education, Income, and Inequality Among American Cohorts

Angus Deaton and Christina Paxson (eds)

in Themes in the Economics of Aging

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226902845
eISBN:
9780226903330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903330.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter offers some new evidence based on income, income inequality, and mortality data for birth cohorts of Americans observed over the two decades from 1975 to 1995. The chapter is organized ... More


Overview: The Birth Quake and Its Aftershocks

Diane J. Macunovich

in Birth Quake: The Baby Boom and Its Aftershocks

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226500836
eISBN:
9780226500928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226500928.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter summarizes the evidence that seems to explain how so much of the social and economic change over the last fifty years has been related to the post-WWII baby boom and that generation's ... More


Introduction

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/9781861349309.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This introductory chapter begins with a brief assessment of the growth of women's employment in the second half of the twentieth century. It then sets out the purpose of the book, which is to compare ... More


A Life Course Approach to Mental Disorders

Karestan C. Koenen, Sasha Rudenstine, Ezra Susser, and Sandro Galea (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199657018
eISBN:
9780191748097
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657018.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

A life course approach to mental disorders is concerned with the interplay of social and biological factors in the production of mental illness over the life span – from the postnatal period to old ... More


Equality over Time

Juliana Uhuru Bidadanure

in Justice Across Ages: Treating Young and Old as Equals

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198792185
eISBN:
9780191834301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792185.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Age is nothing like merit and effort. We have no more control over our age than over our ethnicity, and yet others may fail to treat us as equals on that basis. At the same time, we tend to tolerate ... More


Life course approaches to mental illness: the emergence of a concept

Karestan C. Koenen, Sasha Rudenstine, Ezra Susser, and Sandro Galea

in A Life Course Approach to Mental Disorders

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199657018
eISBN:
9780191748097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657018.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

A life course approach to mental disorders is concerned with the interplay of social and biological factors in the production and consequences of mental illness over the life span—from the postnatal ... More


The Rise of Global Human Capital and the End of World Population Growth

Wolfgang Lutz and KC Samir

in World Population & Human Capital in the Twenty-First Century: An Overview

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198813422
eISBN:
9780191919268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813422.003.0014
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Social and Political Geography

This is the first of three chapters that present the population projections by age, sex, and level of educational attainment for all countries in the world with a time horizon of 2060, and ... More


Introduction

Alan S. Brown and Paul H. Patterson

in The Origins of Schizophrenia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151245
eISBN:
9780231521925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151245.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter provides several domains of research supporting the theory that the origins of schizophrenia encompass both environmental and genetic factors. First, many new findings on potential ... More


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