Tag Archives: life course

On SAGE Insight: Racial Disparities in Student Debt and the Reproduction of the Fragile Black Middle Class

From Sociology of Race and Ethnicity A growing literature recognizes that student loan debt is racialized and disproportionately affects youth of color, especially black youth. In this study, the authors expand on this research and ask whether black-white disparities in … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Researching new media and social diversity in later life

From New Media & Society As societies are ageing and mediatizing at the same time, it becomes both timely and relevant to develop particular perspectives on the role and meaning of media for older people. The diversity and inequality in … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Researching new media and social diversity in later life: How older people ‘do’ media

From New Media & Society As people get older, they face an increasingly complex world largely on their own, using technology in general and media in particular to navigate the white-water of later life. In this review, authors have argued … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurial potential: The role of human and cultural capitals

From International Small Business Journal * WINNER OF INTERNATIONAL SMALL BUSINESS JOURNAL BEST PAPER 2014 * Human capital represents the knowledge and skills acquired by individuals through formal and informal learning as well as the intergenerational transmission of knowledge and … Continue reading

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Understanding the ‘zig-zag’ trend of criminal careers has policy implications

Processes of Intermittency in Criminal Careers: Notes From a Swedish Study on Life Courses and Crime From International Journal of Offender Therapy Comparative Criminology It is generally recognized that most criminal careers follow a ‘zig-zag’ path with movements back and … Continue reading

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The stigma of “Singlism”: ever-single women’s perceptions of their social environment

“I’m a loser, I’m not married, let’s just all look at me”: ever-single women’s perceptions of their social environment From Journal of Family Issues The growing numbers of individuals marrying later or not marrying at all, combined with high divorce … Continue reading

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Renewed interest in criminal careers

Special issue From European Journal Of Criminology This ‘criminal careers’ special issue showcases some of the best studies by respected European researchers exploring engagement in crime over the life course. Attention to the subject has been prompted by renewed interest … Continue reading

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Towards a new political economy of pensions? The implications for women

From Critical Social Policy Over recent years there has been concern about the future sustainability of UK pensions mainly linked with the increase in life expectancy of the general population. The government and pensions industry face the difficult challenge of … Continue reading

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