Longitudinal and Life Course Studies
ISSN 1757-9597 (Online)
Longitudinal and Life Course Studies (LLCS) is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the needs of researchers studying the life course and using longitudinal methods at the interfaces of social, developmental and health sciences. It fosters cross-disciplinary and international endeavours and promotes the creation and exploitation of longitudinal data resources as well as their application to policy issues. As the journal of the Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies (SLLS) it provides an opportunity for scholars at all stages of their careers to publish work crossing disciplinary boundaries which is often beyond the scope of more conventional, single-field journals.
Longitudinal research involves the follow up of individuals, households, communities or other groups over time. Life course study focuses on the influences that shape holistic pathways from conception to adult life and old age. LLCS brings together the broad range of specialist interests in an international, multi-disciplinary, multi-method framework.
The Editors welcome submissions which report on research or methodological development, in one or more of these fields and from a spectrum of disciplinary approaches: sociological (quantitative and qualitative), demographic, economic, geographic, historical, psychological and behavioural, epidemiological and statistical. Typically papers deal with individual data in several domains (for example physical or mental health, education, housing, employment) as they change over time, and set in their life course and policy context. International comparisons are encouraged within papers and can be made between them.
In addition to carrying research articles, the Journal specialises in publishing study profiles introducing particular longitudinal studies to scientific and policy users and the designers and managers of other studies It explores new forms of longitudinal data collection, including the exploitation of administrative sources. Occasionally, it also publishes edited debates and invited pieces about the research-policy interface, keynote addresses at SLLS conferences, and reviews of books of special relevance to our readership. The Editors seek to ensure that all research reporting is accessible to the journal's multi-disciplinary readership and encourage comparisons and collaborations between countries and studies. We are especially eager to showcase findings from parts of the world where longitudinal studies are increasingly being established, such as East Asia, Africa and South America. LLCS strives to maintain the highest quality in accepted papers through double-blind peer review, drawing on an international as well as interdisciplinary network of editors and reviewers.
Panel recovery after 22 years: how we reactivated a 45 year cohort study in Canada
Authors: Robson, Karen ; Anisef, Paul ; Northrup, David ; Grearson, Adam
Appeared or available online: October 26, 2020
Does youth matter? Long-term effects of youth characteristics on the diversity of partnership trajectories
Author: Jung, Jana
Appeared or available online: October 7, 2020
Characterising attrition from childhood to adulthood in a 20-year cohort: which baseline factors are influential, and can bias be corrected?
Authors: Otahal, Petr ; Blizzard, Leigh ; Hosmer, David W. ; Stankovich, Jim ; Venn, Alison
Appeared or available online: October 5, 2020
Childhood adversity, life course outcomes and a diamond jubilee
Author: Joshi, Heather
Appeared or available online: September 25, 2020
Interviewing adolescents through time: balancing continuity and flexibility in a qualitative longitudinal study
Authors: Vogl, Susanne; Zartler, Ulrike
Appeared or available online: September 23, 2020
The social relationships of three generations identified as disabled in childhood
Authors: Parsons, Samantha ; Platt, Lucinda
Appeared or available online: August 19, 2020
Studying turning points in labour market trajectories – benefits of a panel-based mixed methods design
Authors: Legewie, Nicolas M. ; Tucci, Ingrid
Appeared or available online: August 10, 2020
Mortality by education, occupational class and income in Finland in the 1990s and 2000s
Authors: Hoffmann, Rasmus ; Kröger, Hannes ; Tarkiainen, Lasse ; Martikainen, Pekka
Appeared or available online: July 17, 2020
Relative time and life course research
Authors: Sánchez-Mira, Núria; Bernardi, Laura
Appeared or available online: July 7, 2020
Little and large: methodological reflections from two qualitative longitudinal policy studies on welfare conditionality
Authors: Dwyer, Peter; Patrick, Ruth
Appeared or available online: July 3, 2020
Tracking the development of children from foetal age: an introduction to Cohort ’18 Growing Up in Hungary
Authors: Veroszta, Zsuzsanna; Kopcsó, Krisztina; Boros, Julianna; Kapitány, Balázs; Szabó, Laura; Spéder, Zsolt
Appeared or available online: June 15, 2020
Child maltreatment (neglect and abuse) in the 1958 birth cohort: an overview of associations with developmental trajectories and long-term outcomes
Authors: Power, Chris; Li, Leah; Pinto Pereira, Snehal M.
Appeared or available online: June 1, 2020
Life course partnership and employment trajectories and parental caregiving at age 55: prospective findings from a British Birth Cohort Study
Authors: McMunn, Anne ; Lacey, Rebecca ; Webb, Elizabeth
Appeared or available online: March 18, 2020