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Vulnerability. A life course perspective

ContributorsOris, Michelorcid
Publication date2017

The concept of vulnerability has recently known a terrific success while (or maybe because) it remains vague. A dynamic approach, the life course perspective, contributes to a theoretical discussion supporting empirical investigations. This paper considers first why vulnerability provokes so much interest, then analyses the processes of vulnerabilisation through the prism of the interdisciplinary life course paradigm.

  • Vulnerability
  • Accumulation of disadvantage
  • Biographisation
  • Exclusion
Research group
  • Swiss National Science Foundation - NCCR LIVES
Citation (ISO format)
ORIS, Michel. Vulnerability. A life course perspective. In: Revue de droit comparé du travail et de la sécurité sociale, 2017, n° 4, p. 6–17.
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  • PID : unige:108521
ISSN of the journal2117-4350

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