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LYNCH, Gloria  and  ODDONE, María Julieta. The perception of death in life course: a study of the role of death in changes and biographical events. Rev. Cienc. Soc. [online]. 2017, vol.30, n.40, pp.129-150. ISSN 0797-5538.

This article states the results obtained in Argentina regarding the perception of death in individuals at different stages of personal biographies. Data is based on the research Estudio cevi - Cambios y Eventos en el Curso de la Vida (cevi Study - Changes and Events in Life Course), whose purpose is to compare the perception on changes and personal transitions in individuals at different stages in the life course. The questionnaire was used in a sample of 572 people, men and women, distributed in five age groups. Most relevant findings express the growing identification of the presence of death in the life course, showing that life-spheres involved in personal changes are altered in relation to the life stage and to the prevailing roles played in those stages. Death is perceived as a meaningful transition, regardless of cohort

Keywords : Life course; transitions; turning point; death.

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