This volume represents a new name and a new focus for its predecessor, "Current Perspectives on Aging and the Life Cycle" (volumes 1-4). We begin our new series, now titled "Advances in Life Course Research", with volume 5. Its statement of purpose is the publication of theoretical analyses, reviews, policy analyses and positions, and theory-based empirical papers on issues involving all aspects of the human life course. It adopts a broad conception of the life course, and invites and welcomes contributions from all disciplines and fields of study interested in understanding, describing, and predicting the antecedents of and consequences for the course that human lives take from birth to death, within and across time and cultures (construed in its broadest sense), regardless of methodology, theoretical orientation, or disciplinary affiliation.
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology