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The Long Shadow: Family Background, Disadvantaged Urban Youth, and the Transition to Adulthood (Amer Sociological Association's Rose Ser) Paperback – April 15, 2014
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KARL ALEXANDER is John Dewey Professor of Sociology at Johns Hopkins University. The late DORIS ENTWISLE was Research Professor in Sociology at Johns Hopkins University. LINDA OLSEN is associate research scientist at Johns Hopkins University.
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surrounding regions. To get away from the shortfalls feared to result from the cross-sectional one-shot survey and the longitudinal studies, the authors resorted to the life course trajectories. But can the life course perspective provide a better description on the inter-generational transfers of social advantages and disadvantages than the one-shot and the panel surveys (Never mind your spatio-temporal constraints)? How would the life course approach deal with the life course of a man who says: "I think I am successful now, because I'm happy.. I don't have a lot of money... But I am happy, because I come home everyday to the person I want to be with... I pick up the phone, my parents are still there if I need to talk to them...."?
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