STUDY QUESTIONS

Elder, Modell & Parke, "Studying children in a changing world"

1.  What is meant by life course analysis and how can it be applied to the historical study of childhood and adolescence?

2.  Define the terms "transition" and "trajectory" as they apply to life course analysis.  Explain their importance.

3.  How do the experiences of the Oakland and Berkeley, California boys, growing up in the Depression, illustrate the usefulness of life course analysis?