Advances in Life Course Research
31 April 2023
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This special issue uses a life course lens to study young adult work-family lives in low- and middle-income countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

Papers submitted to the special issue should engage with one or more of the following questions:

  • What theoretical perspectives do we need to understand agency in young adult life courses in the Global South?
  • How do structural and cultural contexts shape young adult life courses in different world regions?
  • What empirical evidence do we have on the nature of and variation in young adult work-family lives within and across countries in the Global South?
  • How do young people navigate the transition to work and family formation in contexts of material hardship and economic instability?

We will consider research using a diverse range of qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods.

For further details and guidance please read the full call for papers: