Life course and cohort measures. Hist 5011. Cross-sectional data. “Snapshot” of a population at a particular moment Examples: Census; Tax list Limitation: Often can’t tell characteristics of an individual prior to the occurrence of an event (e.g. effects of poverty on divorce for women).
Years Lived Before Age 80 With Family and as Unrelated Individual, assuming no mortality: Synthetic cohorts in 1880, 1940, and 1950