Surveying human vulnerabilities across the life course

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Title
Surveying human vulnerabilities across the life course
Publisher
Springer
Address of publication
New York
ISBN
978-3-319-24155-5 (Print)
978-3-319-24157-9 (Online)
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2016
Editor
Oris Michel, Roberts Caroline, Joye Dominique, Ernst Staehli Michèle
Volume
3
Series
Life Course Research and Social Policies
Edition
1
Language
english
Number of pages
242
Notes
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Michel_Oris/publication/301539907_Surveying_Human_Vulnerabilities_Across_the_Life_Course_Balancing_Substantive_and_Methodological_Challenges/links/5718f62e08ae30c3f9f2bb23.pdf#page=8
Abstract
This volume details tools and procedures for data collections of hard-to-reach, hard-to-survey populations. Inside, readers will discover first-hand insights from experts who share their successes as well as their failures in their attempts to identify and measure human vulnerabilities across the life course. Coverage first provides an introduction on studying vulnerabilities based on the Total Error Survey framework. Next, the authors present concrete examples on how to survey such populations as the elderly, migrants, widows and widowers, couples facing breast cancer, employees and job seekers, displaced workers, and teenagers during their transition to adulthood. In addition, one essay discusses the rationale for the use of life history calendars in studying social and psychological vulnerability while another records the difficulty the authors faced when trying to set-up an online social network to collect relevant data. Overall, this book demonstrates the importance to have, from the very beginning, a dialogue between specialists of survey methods and the researchers working on social dynamics across the life span. It will serve as an indispensable resource for social scientists interested in gathering and analyzing data on vulnerable individuals and populations in order to construct longitudinal data bases and properly target social policies.
Keywords
Sociology, Methodology of the Social Sciences, Psychological Methods, Evaluation, Quality of Life Research, vulnerability, life course, Switzerland, family, work, methods
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Yes
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