Review of multi-generational microdata for social science research

The review of multi-generational microdata for social science research that Xi Song and I wrote for the Annual Review of Sociology has now appeared in the 2017 issue.

This comprehensive review introduces the major sources of multi-generational, longitudinal data that can be analyzed in the study of demographic and stratification processes. The emphasis is on data that are already available publicly, or by application. The review also surveys major research questions in the study of multi-generational processes, and the methods used for analyzing these data.

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Regarding the above, my email from the journal says that in order to “provide interested readers with free access to your article, you may also post the above e-print URL on one personal and one institutional Web page”, so I guess it is OK to include the link.