Course research makes innovative contributions to understanding such challenges for policy as anti-social behaviour, the search for equity of access to resources, including education, training and skills development, and an ageing population. These ...
studies of many years of life show not only the importance of individual development, but also the impact of the social and economic context throughout life. This book describes generation differences in impact of social and economic influences over half a century. It shows how innovation in socio-economic, educational and health policy influenced the aspirations, opportunities and concepts of health and well-being differently for each generation, and so transformed the social climate. Using the example of Britain since the Welfare State began, and the rich resources of the British life course studies that span the same period, these essays also show how social change offers unique research opportunities to study its interaction with individual development.