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Glen H. Elder, Jr. studies individuals and groups of people with in-depth interviews and other measurements across different times in their life span with the objective of investigating how changing environments have influenced them. Life course theory has contributed to significant advances in biographical methods and research. This project has completed as the book “Living on the Edge: the 1900 Generation through the 20th Century”, by Richard Settersten, Glen H. Elder, Jr.,&  Lisa Pearce , The University of Chicago Press, 2021.

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