Eric D. Widmer

Levy, R., Widmer, E.D. eds. (2013). Gendered life courses between individualization and standardization. A European approach applied to Switzerland. Lit, Verlag, Wien.

This volume presents an integrated approach to life-course analysis with innovations on the theoretical, empirical and methodological level. LIfe courses are considered as multidimensional individual trajectories that are influenced not only by available resources and by trajectories of closely related others (children, partners), but also by gender and by specific institutional configurations. This approach is applied to Switzerland, a society mixing modern and traditional elements.

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