1960s – The life course approach

The life course perspective to studying individual lives emerged in the 1960s. This provides a broad framework to consider how temporal, social and historical contexts affect behaviour. It is not applied to transport studies until much later however.

Key Reference

Giele, J. and Elder, G. (1998) Methods of Life Course Research: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches. 1st ed. London, UK: Sage publications.

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