Friday, October 2, 2015 – 12:15pm – 1:30pm
Faculty Lounge, 3rd floor Armitage Hall
Lunch will be served
“The Emerging Life Course Perspective on Residential Attainment”
Robert Wagmiller, Jr.
In recent years urban scholars studying residential attainment have increasing drawn upon ideas and concepts from the life course perspective on human development. In this talk, I will review recent studies of residential attainment using life course concepts and highlight the new insights into residential mobility and racial residential stratification that have emerged from these studies. I will argue that despite these recent advances urban scholars have yet to fully utilize the rich conceptual toolkit that the life course perspective offers. I will propose a more comprehensive life course perspective on residential attainment in this talk, and present preliminary findings from several studies I am currently conducting. These studies show the important effects that residential experiences in childhood have on residential attainment and racial residential stratification.