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The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Inequalities and the Life Course

Edited by: Magda Nico , Gary Pollock

Print publication date:  December  2021
Online publication date:  December  2021

Print ISBN: 9781138601505
eBook ISBN: 9780429470059
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Drawing upon perspectives from across the globe and employing an interdisciplinary life course approach, this handbook explores the production and reproduction of different types of inequality across a variety of social contexts.

Inequalities are not static, easily measurable, and essentially quantifiable circumstances of life. They are processes which impact on individuals throughout the life course, interacting with each other, accumulating, attenuating, reproducing, or distorting themselves along the way. The chapters in this handbook examine various types of inequality, such as economic, gender, racial, and ethnic inequalities, and analyse how these inequalities manifest themselves within different aspects of society, including health, education, and the family, at multiple levels and dimensions. The handbook also tackles the global COVID-19 pandemic and its striking impact on the production and intensification of inequalities.

The interdisciplinary life course approach utilised in this handbook combines quantitative and qualitative methods to bridge the gap between theory and practice and offer strategies and principles for identifying and tackling issues of inequality. This book will be indispensable for students and researchers as well as activists and policy makers interested in understanding and eradicating the processes of production, reproduction, and perpetuation of inequalities.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Inequality across time Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Poverty and economic insecurity in the life course Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Inequality as process Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Life course inequality and policy Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Studying social inequality over the life course in modern societies Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The analysis of inequality in life trajectories Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Evolution of COVID-19 lethality and geographically contrasting socio-economic factors in Brazil Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Health inequalities across the life course Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Mental health inequalities Download PDF
Chapter  10:  How an analysis of lifespan inequality can contribute to our understanding of life course inequalities Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Two centuries of inequalities Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The Covid-19 pandemic Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Concepts of social stratification—static and dynamic perspectives Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Optimising the use of measures of social stratification in research with intersectional and longitudinal analytical priorities Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Stagnation and inequality in a historical view Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Things can't only get better Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Expansion and improved permeability of post-secondary education in Germany Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Educational expansion across cohorts and over the life course Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Class in successive life courses in Britain since 1945 Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Mapping young Norwegians' self-projects and future orientations Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Care inequality in later life in ageing societies Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The apple, the tree and the forest Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Family formation and social inequalities Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Farewell's children Download PDF
Chapter  25:  The mutual constitution of gendered and sexualised inequalities in life courses Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Gender trajectories and the production of inequalities from a life course perspective  Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Inequalities in work and the intersectional life course Download PDF
Chapter  28:  LGBTIQ+ life course inequalities and queer temporalities Download PDF
Chapter  29:  The centrality of race to inequality across the world-system Download PDF
Chapter  30:  A life course approach to understanding ethnic health inequalities in later life Download PDF
Chapter  31:  The inequalities of empire Download PDF
Chapter  32:  How the COVID-19 pandemic is shifting the migrant-inequality narrative Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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