Setting the Scene for Life
Longitudinal Studies of Early Social
Disadvantage & Later Life Chances

By Bitte Modin
December 2002
Almqvist & Wiksell International
ISBN: 91-22-01998-7
145 pages, Illustrated, 6" x 9 1/2"
$56.50 Paper Original


This doctoral dissertation concerns the long-term life chances of children brought up in a variety of circumstances in Uppsala, Sweden, during the first half of the 20th century. It examines the consequences of children's early family environment for their later educational careers, and ultimately, for their morality risks at different stages of the life-course. The thesis is based on the Uppsala Birth Cohort Study, a lifelong follow-up of all 14,192 babies born alive at Uppsala Academic Hospital during the period 1915-29.

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