ERIC Number: EJ561616
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1998
The Life Course as Developmental Theory.
Elder, Glen H., Jr.
Child Development, v69 n1 p1-12 Feb 1998
When pioneering longitudinal studies of child development extended into adulthood, they generated issues that could not be addressed satisfactorily by available theories, including the recognition that individual lives are influenced by their ever-changing historical context and that human development concepts should apply to processes across the lifespan. Life course theory has evolved to address such issues. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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