Measuring Life Course Complexity with Dynamic Sequence Analysis

  title={Measuring Life Course Complexity with Dynamic Sequence Analysis},
  author={David Pelletier and Simona Bignami-van Assche and Ana{\"i}s Simard-Gendron},
  journal={Social Indicators Research},
The transformation of life courses in industrialized countries since the mid-twentieth century can be analyzed through the lens of life course complexity, a function of the number of transitions or states experienced by individuals over a given time span. Life course complexity is often measured with composite indices in a static sequence analysis framework (i.e. over a single age interval), but this method has seldom been evaluated. This paper fills this gap. We review nine indicators of life… 
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