Welcome to the Center for Life Course and Longitudinal Studies!

The Center for Life Course and Longitudinal Studies (C2LS) was established to foster the development of research and scholarship at Penn State University in the study of the life course. The mission of the C2LS is to focus on the nature and determinants of human life transitions and processes in the unfolding of lives, including the study of age-related development as a social process and the consideration of multiple interdependent environmental influences on individual change. The life course perspective assumes that these developmental transitions and processes occur across the entire life span (from conception to death) and are embedded in social institutions and subject to historical variation and change.

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2019 Conference
The 2019 Conference will be held on May 28-30, 2019.
All Penn State Faculty, Staff and Students (graduate and undergraduate) are invited to attend.
Please fill out our Online Registration Form in order to secure a seat. Registration for this event will be closed by May 15, 2019.

It’s About Time
Study of the Life Course through Time
2019

Lives of Color
Race-Ethnicity and the Life Course
2017

Together Through Time
Social Networks and the Life Course
2015