Life Course Transitions
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What are transitions?
direct impacts through our own experiences (ex. decision to get an education, to get married, become a parent)
What are counter-transitions?
changes of others' roles that affect you. (ex. a wife's mother becomes your mother in law)
What is a trajectory?
a series of transitions taken in life that shape the direction we take in life
What are age effect?
effects that come with chronological age
What are period effects?
historical events that happen across the life course
What are cohort effects?
changes that happen due to cohorts moving through time
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