Социально-экономическое поведение индивида в зеркале концепции жизненного пути
During the last decades, people from the developed countries have been postponing the occurring of the important events marking a transition to adulthood. The age of completion of education and the age of entry into the labor market are important social and economic indicators of such transition. There are some evidences of appearance of the same process in Russia (Dmitriev, Maleva, and Sinyavska, 2009). Under the influence of economic, demographic, political and social changes of the 1990th, life courses of the Russians became more opened and flexible. The integrated studying of this phenomenon is impossible without application of the modern concepts and methods of analysis. The present article aims to introduce the life course concept and its main terms. There are also some empirical examples of the usage of the cutting-edge methods of the life course analysis made on the data of quantitative sociological studies.