Paths to adulthood and advances in anonymisation
This last issue of Volume 9 has cross-cutting contributions from a number of countries in Europe – including (still) the UK – and North America, and from sociology, demography, epidemiology and statistics. The empirical research is mainly confined to people early to mid adulthood from age 18 to 40. Readers interested in childhood and later life may nevertheless find the articles of relevance, and all should take note of the issue of data privacy. This introduction tries to bring out some common themes.
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