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date: 16 January 2021

lifecourse approach 

A Dictionary of Human Geography

Alisdair Rogers,

Noel Castree,

Rob Kitchin

A way of understanding the relations between key events and life transitions (e.g. birth, employment, marriage) in individual biographies. These may involve places of work and residence, as well as mobility. Bailey suggests a key focus is on the time-space synchronization of family members’ lifecourses, e.g. dual-career households. It can also be a way of understanding how events or places early in life affect later well-being, e.g. health or economic inequality. ... ...

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