Life Course Perspective Analysis

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Life course perspective helps social workers look at people from a holistic stand point versus from just one perspective. It was created from “micro, messo, and macro system vantage points” (Hutchison, 2005) Life course perspective examines a person, their environment, and the time. These categories can be broken down further into subcategories such as the location, life events, age and much more. Micheal Rutter stated that there are three types of life events that serve as turning points in a life course perspective. The three types that serve as turning points are “life events that open or close opportunities, life events that make a lasting change on the environment, life events that change self concept” (Rutter, 1996) The life course perspective
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