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The gender dimension of social change – The contribution of dynamic research to the study of women's life courses - Policy Press Scholarship Online
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The gender dimension of social change: The contribution of dynamic research to the study of women's life courses

Elisabetta Ruspini and Angela Dale


The transformations that are now taking place in women's lives are of great interest to social scientists and policy makers, yet we know very little about the impact of this social change over time. This new study uses longitudinal data — information gathered over a considerable period of time — to provide new insights into the changing dynamics of lives of women today. In particular, it explores the potential of longitudinal or life course analysis as a powerful tool for appreciating the gender dimension of social life. The contributors view the data from a policy perspective and use comparat ... More

Keywords: transformations, women's lives, policy, social change, gender dimension, social life, Britain, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9781861343321
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861343321.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elisabetta Ruspini, editor

Angela Dale, editor

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