The Structure of the Life Course: Standardized? by Ross Macmillan

By Ross Macmillan

It's a huge opera for students and phd scholars that are learning transition to maturity (like me) or different goods approximately lifestyles course.Massimo A. ZanettiUniversità della Valle d'AostaItalia

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S. (Oppenheimer & Kalmijn, 1995) or the increasing fuzziness of age at retirement in Germany (Ebbinghaus, 2002) would be other cases in point. Differentiation refers to the process where the number of distinct states or stages across the life time increases. For instance, Mayer (1991) has claimed that early life courses become more and more institutionally differentiated. They are increasingly divided up in publicly defined and recognized periods like pre-school, kindergarten, elementary school, secondary education and tertiary education.

1 shows the inter-quartile range of transition ages. The inter-quartile range is the difference between the age at which 75% of a cohort had experienced an event, and the age at which 25% had experienced De-Standardization of the Life Course Table 1. 37 Median Age at Selected Life Course Transitions, by Cohort and Gender. 8 —e —e Source: German Life History Study. Kaplan–Meier estimates. a Primary and secondary schooling. b Includes only those who began a training spell during the observation period; includes vocational apprenticeships, vocational schools, and post-secondary training.

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