Max Rady College of Medicine

Term: Life Course

Printer friendly

Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2011-04-06


Longitudinal administrative data may be used to evaluate exposure effects over a lifespan. Life course research is directed toward examining aspects of family background and the environment which may affect well being during childhood and later in life. The Early Development Instrument (EDI) can measure a child's developmental status at kindergarten. Analytical possibilities will increase as linkages are performed at younger cohort ages.

Related concepts 

Related terms 


  • Jutte DP, Roos LL, Brownell M. Administrative record linkage as a tool for public health research. Annual Review of Public Health 2011;32:91-108. [Abstract] (View)
  • Strohschein L, Roos N, Brownell M. Family structure histories and high school completion: Evidence from a population-based registry. Canadian Journal of Sociology 2009;34(1):83-103. [Abstract] (View)

Request information in an accessible format

If you require access to our resources in a different format, please contact us:

We strive to provide accommodations upon request in a reasonable timeframe.

Contact us

Manitoba Centre for Health Policy
Community Health Sciences, Max Rady College of Medicine,
Rady Faculty of Health Sciences,
Room 408-727 McDermot Ave.
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3E 3P5 Canada