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9780415328005

The Benefits of Learning: The Impact of Education on Health, Family Life and Social Capital

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415328005

  • ISBN10:

    0415328004

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2004-04-16
  • Publisher: RoutledgeFalmer

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The Benefits of Learningis a detailed, systematic, and vivid account of the impact of formal and informal education on people's lives. Based on extended interviews with adults of all ages, it shows how learning affects their health, family lives, and participation in civic life, revealing the downsides of education as well as the benefits. Full of detail from adults' own accounts of their lives, the book reveals how learning enables people to sustain themselves and their communities in the face of daily stresses and strains, as well as sometimes transforming their lives.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations vii
Notes on contributors viii
Acknowledgements x
PART A Background and approach 1(34)
1 Studying benefits
3(9)
TOM SCHULLER
2 Three capitals: a framework
12(23)
TOM SCHULLER
PART B Themes and case studies 35(124)
3 The impacts of learning on well-being, mental health and effective coping
37(20)
CATHIE HAMMOND
4 Mental health and well-being throughout the lifecourse
57(23)
CATHIE HAMMOND
5 Family life and learning: emergent themes
80(19)
ANGELA BRASSETT-GRUNDY
6 Family life illustrated: transitions, responsibilities and attitudes
99(20)
ANGELA BRASSETT-GRUNDY
7 'A continuous effort of sociability': learning and social capital in adult life
119(18)
JOHN PRESTON
8 Lifelong learning and civic participation: inclusion, exclusion and community
137(22)
JOHN PRESTON
PART C Drawing together 159(35)
9 The benefits of adult learning: quantitative insights
161(18)
JOHN BYNNER AND CATHIE HAMMOND
10 Reappraising benefits
179(15)
TOM SCHULLER, CATHIE HAMMOND AND JOHN PRESTON
Appendix 1 Background characteristics of respondents 194(2)
Appendix 2 Specification of outcome and control variables 196(3)
References and bibliography 199(11)
Index 210

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