Risk and Resilience
Adaptations in Changing Times
By (author) Ingrid Schoon
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Risk and Resilience by Ingrid Schoon
Book DescriptionWhat factors enable individuals to overcome adverse childhoods and move on to rewarding lives in adulthood? Drawing on data collected from two of Britain's richest research resources for the study of human development, the 1958 National Child Development Study and the 1970 British Cohort Study, this 2006 book investigates the phenomenon of 'resilience' - the ability to adjust positively to adverse conditions. Comparing the experiences of over 30,000 individuals born twelve years apart, Schoon examines the transition from childhood into adulthood and the assumption of work and family related roles among individuals born in 1958 and 1970 respectively. The study focuses on academic attainment among high and low risk individuals, but also considers behavioural adjustment, health and psychological well-being, as well as the stability of adjustment patterns in times of social change. This is a major work of reference and synthesis, that makes an important contribution to the study of lifelong development.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521541565
(228mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 17-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ingrid Schoon
Transitions from School to Work, Paperback (March 2015)
This volume provides a different perspective on the global changes that have transformed school-to-work transitions since the 1970s.
Gender Differences in Aspirations and Attainment, Paperback (September 2014)
A dynamic and contextualized account of the processes and mechanisms underlying gendered career decisions and attainment across the life course.
Risk and Resilience, Hardback (March 2006)» View all books by Ingrid Schoon
This 2006 book investigates the factors and processes that enable some individuals to overcome adverse childhoods.
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Author Biography - Ingrid Schoon
Ingrid Schoon is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Centre for Human Development and Well Being at City University, London.
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