Series: Advances in Life Course Research

Advances in Life Course Research publishes original theoretical analyses, integrative reviews, policy analyses and position papers, and theory-based empirical papers on issues involving all aspects of the human life course. Adopting a broad conception of the life course, it invites and welcomes contributions from all disciplines and fields of study interested in understanding, describing, and predicting the antecedents of and consequences for the course that human lives take from birth to death, within and across time and cultures, regardless of methodology, theoretical orientation, or disciplinary affiliation. Each volume is organized around a unifying theme.
Book Series: Stress Processes across the Life Course

Most recent volume


Volume 13. Stress Processes across the Life Course

Published: 22nd July 2008 Editors: Heather Turner Scott Schieman
Stress researchers have become increasing aware of the ways in which structural and psychosocial variations in the life course shape exposure and vulnerability to social stress. This volume of Advances in Life Course Research explores, theoretically and empirically, stress processes both within and across specific life stages. Chapters within this volume incorporate several areas of research, including: How physical and mental health trajectories are shaped by life course variations in stressors and resources Stress associated with social role transitions and the significance of different role trajectories for stress exposure and outcomes Life course variations in the quality and content of institutional contexts (such as school, work and family) and their significance for stress processes Differences in types, levels, and effects of different stress-moderating resources within and across life course stages Ways in which race, gender, and social class influence or condition stress processes over the life course The relevance of “linked lives” within families and across generations for stress exposure and vulnerability Historical variations in stress-related conditions and cohort differences in stress experiences Methodological and theoretical advances in studying stress processes across the life course

Additional volumes


Volume 12. Interpersonal Relations Across the Life Course

Published: 5th September 2007 Editors: Timothy J Owens J. Jill Suitor

Volume 11. Constructing Adulthood

Published: 21st November 2006 Editor: Ross Macmillan

Volume 10. Towards an Interdisciplinary Perspective on the Life Course

Published: 17th November 2005 Editors: René Levy Paolo Ghisletta Jean-Marie Le Goff Dario Spini Eric Widmer

Volume 9. The Structure of the Life Course: Standardized? Individualized? Differentiated?

Published: 14th July 2005 Editor: Ross Macmillan

Volume 8. Changing Life Patterns in Western Industrial Societies

Published: 19th December 2003 Editors: Janet Zollinger Giele Elke Holst

Volume 7. New Frontiers in Socialization

Published: 21st June 2002 Editors: Richard A. Settersten Jr. Timothy J Owens

Volume 6. Children at the Millennium

Published: 29th August 2001 Editors: Timothy J Owens Sandra L. Hofferth

Volume 5. Self and Identity through the Life Course in Cross-Cultural Perspective

Published: 20th December 2000 Editor: Timothy J Owens