[Reading] ➶ The Life Project: How the Study of Six Generations Showed Us Who We Are ➬ Helen Pearson – 1sm.info

The Life Project: How the Study of Six Generations Showed Us Who We Are On March A Survey Began That Is, Today, The Longest Running Study Of Human Development In The World, Growing To Encompass Six Generations Of Children People, And Some Of The Best Studied People On The Planet The Simple Act Of Observing Human Life Has Changed The Way We Are Born, Schooled, Parent And Die, Irrevocably Altering Our Understanding Of Inequality And Health This Is The Tale Of These Studies, The Scientists Who Created Them, Sustained Them, And Perhaps Most Importantly, The Remarkable Discoveries That Have Come From Them The Envy Of Scientists Around The World, The Life Project Is One Of Britain S Best Kept Secrets


About the Author: Helen Pearson

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10 thoughts on “The Life Project: How the Study of Six Generations Showed Us Who We Are

  1. says:

    The Economist s review of this book made it sound amazing I was expecting stories about the 5 cohort studies that have been going on in the UK, the first one starting in 1946 I was anticipating answers to some of the pressing questions raised in the review why is poverty still so detrimental why and perhapsimportantly how do some people triumph over terr


  2. says:

    This is a book about long term studies of people born into pre defined parameters and followed through their lives, and touches on how those studies have helped and informed the medical professions as well testing social science theories That all sounds a little dry, but fortunately this book is anything and although I m not entirely sure who the target audience


  3. says:

    It is undoubtedly my failing that I didn t realise on buying The Life Project that it really is the story of the birth cohort studies the instigators, the funding struggles etc much less the analysis of the studies findings It is the latter which interests me , where the findings were stated, the book was hugely interesting However, I have some issues with The Life Projec


  4. says:

    Gripping read finished in 2 nights sad Social Mobility Remains a Myth in GBFascinating read as entertaining as anything I have read extremely informative about British Society over the last 70 years Perhaps because born in 1958 , attending a grammar school, coming from the socially deprived North East of England I could relate to the content and some of the conclusions the lack of


  5. says:

    While this leansto the scientific than the social sciences for my taste, the overall fascination of following life cohorts is gripping So much has been learned, and remains to be learned Well worth the read even the bits about data curation


  6. says:

    This book is quite statistical but very interestingworth a read


  7. says:

    Amazing book So fascinating to see how certain things predetermine a person s life trajectory I wish America had had the foresight to do something so in depth A Life Project indeed.


  8. says:

    I really enjoyed this book, which surprised me because it s not my usual cup of tea I found myself quoting from it and thinking about it at odd times Very glad I found it.


  9. says:

    An interesting book about longitudinal cohort studies in the UK In 1946 some British scientists came up with the then revolutionary idea to study and follow a cohort of children born in a particular part of that year That study yielded so much useful information about perinatal mortality and health, that additional cohort studies followed, at about 10 year intervals Much of what is currently accepted wisdom came from these s


  10. says:

    Really interesting book about the politics and people involved in the creation of a series of life cohort programmes, and the changes in medicine and social sciences that studies of their subjects provoked The compromise and chance of what ended up being a world leading programme is astonishing, the people involved seem admirable and the outcomes of the studies are fascinating I ve read criticism of this book, saying that it s too mu


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