Misleading norms and vulnerability in the life course: definition and illustrations

TitelMisleading norms and vulnerability in the life course: definition and illustrations
MedientypJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AutorenWidmer, E, Spini, D
JournalResearch in Human Development
Volume14
Problem1
Pagination52-67
Date Published02/2017
ISSN1542-7609
Schlüsselwörterlife course, norms, vulnerability
Zusammenfassung

This review paper investigates the potentially misleading effect of some social norms on life trajectories. Conformity to some gender norms related to the division of paid and family work becomes counterproductive for individuals who experience turning points in their life along the way. We present various empirical results mainly drawn from the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research LIVES where conformity to social norms has detrimental effects on life trajectories. We conclude by stressing that the sensitizing concept of misleading norms contributes to a better understanding of vulnerability across the life course.

URLhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15427609.2016.1268894
DOI10.1080/15427609.2016.1268894
Short TitleMisleading Norms and Vulnerability in the Life Course
Refereed DesignationRefereed