The Life Course Cube: A Tool for Studying Lives

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License: CC BY 4.0
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Title
The Life Course Cube: A Tool for Studying Lives
Journal
Advances in Life Course Research
Author(s)
Bernardi Laura, Huinink Johannes, Settersten Richard A.
ISSN
1040-2608
Publication state
Published
Issued date
11/2018
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Language
english
Abstract
This paper proposes a conceptualization of the life course as a set of behavioral processes characterized by interdependencies that cross time, life domains, and levels of analysis. We first discuss the need for a systematized approach to life course theory that integrates parallel and partially redundant concepts developed in a variety of different disciplines. We then introduce the ‘life course cube,’ which graphically illustrates and defines the time-domain-level interdependencies and their multiple interactions that are central to understanding life courses. Finally, in an appendix, we offer a formal framework to account for these interactions in a language that can be readily adopted across disciplines. Our aim is to provide a consistent and parsimonious foundation to further develop theories and methods of life course research and integrate life course scholarship across disciplines.
Keywords
Life-span and Life-course Studies
Open Access
Yes
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